Skip to comments.State Dept.: Not Building Keystone Pipeline Could Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Posted on 02/04/2014 1:45:50 PM PST by ColdOne
CNSNews.com) -- Not building the 875-mile Keystone XL Pipeline could result in the release of up to 42 percent more greenhouse gases than would be released by building it, according to the State Department.
Not building the pipeline is unlikely to significantly impact the rate of extraction in the [Canadian] oil sands or the continued demand for heavy crude oil at refineries in the United States, the department noted in a long-awaited environmental report released January 31st.
But the No Build option is likely to result in an increased number of oil spills, six more deaths annually, and up to 42 percent higher greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the State Department concluded.
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I predict the federales will begrudgingly approve this
so as to take the issue off the table for next November.
How will the liberals handle this contradiction with their theology on enviro issues????
when Obama dues of old age, the KXL pipeline will still have crude in it.
Those two articles take Greenhouse Theory at face value and by the criterion set up in the theory itself finds no evidence of warming on the basis of greenhouse effect.
"Forbes reports on a peer-reviewed study that uses NASA data to show that the effects of carbon-based warming have been significantly exaggerated. In fact, much of the heat goes out into space rather than stay trapped in the atmosphere, an outcome that started long before AGW alarmists predicted:"
That article explains why no Hot Spot has been found.
Those five articles each show that Greenhouse Theory has no basis in reality due to a direct conflict with the known laws of physics. No wonder the smoking gun "hotspot" can't be found.
That article kills any thought of planetary warming from any cause. Think about it. If there is absolutely no sign of rising sea levels how could the planet be warming? The rise in sea level in the last 100 years is far less than the average over the last 40,000 years caused by the inter-glacial period we are in.
If Keystone isn’t built the Canadians will sell their oil to China where with China’s total disregard for all things environmental it will make even more pollution.
Right answer. . . wrong reason.
So the State Dept. has discovered that impeding the Keystone XL pipeline would result in much higher future fuel prices for the recipients of government incomes who comprise the majority of political folks. Finish the Keystone XL pipeline, or your gas prices will be much higher!