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NRDC Blog: New Analysis Shows Simple Math: Keystone XL Pipeline = Tar Sands Expansion = Climate Change

(This blog is so informative, we thought we should share it!)

New research confirms what we have heard time and again from the industry itself: the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will be a direct cause of an increase in tar sands oil development. More tar sands oil taken out of the ground means more dangerous pollution that hurts our climate and health. And, this new research also shows that tar sands will cause even more climate pollution than we previously thought due to the impacts of the high carbon byproduct petroleum coke.

The Pembina Institute’s analysis, “The climate implications of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline”, shows that pipelines are a key determinant of tar sands expansion. Oil Change International’s new report “Petroleum Coke: The Coal Hiding in the Tar Sands” reveals that current analyses of the impacts of tar sands fail to account for a high-carbon byproduct of the refining process: petroleum coke.

Read more at: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/sclefkowitz/new_analysis_shows_simple_math.html

Posted by Admin – with permission from NRDC Friday Jan 18, 2013 14:24
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