The National Journal posted the question, “Was President Obama right or wrong to delay the Keystone XL oil pipeline?” as the November blog topic discussion. Managing Director, Bill Dickenson, explains the two main environmental factors that played a part in the decision making process. The first factor being concerns about pipeline safety and construction impacts related to pipeline crossing major Midcontinent aquifers. The second being concerns about the process of oil-sand development – along with the greenhouse –gas effects of that development – have led to opposition against the pipeline to consuming markets as a delivery mechanism that would encourage that development.
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