Environmentalists Say State Department is Wrong About Tar Sands & Keystone XL Pipeline

From Switchboard:
The State Department issued its draft environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday.  While this report was mainly an environmental review, the State Department's final conclusion that "approval or denial of the proposed project is unlikely to have a substantial impact on the rate of development in the oil sands, or on the amount of heavy crude oil refined in the Gulf Coast area" is completely at odds with the economic reality in Alberta at the moment. 
The following are five reasons why Keystone XL is needed for tar sands development and why tar sands development is not needed for the US to achieve its energy independence. 
Read the whole article here. 

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