Keystone Report Lays Foundation For Enviro Challenge
By Sean McLernon
Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 8:06 PM ET) -- A U.S. Department of State environmental impact assessment released Friday found that the controversial Keystone XL pipeline won't add substantial carbon pollution into the atmosphere, but experts say the report also paves the way for green groups to challenge the project by speculating about future oil development.
The report concludes that any single transport project, even a major one like Keystone, won't significantly impact how much tar sands oil is extracted from the ground. Pipeline opponents are likely to focus on that claim as seriously problematic...