The Economic Case Against Keystone

Oil sand. Photo source: ©© Suncor energy


It’s been well established that the Keystone XL pipeline presents unacceptable risks to the planet. Keystone’s completion would enable the full exploitation of Canada’s tar sands oil deposits, raising global temperatures by an estimated 0.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

But approval of Keystone also presents a lesser-known risk: to America’s economic future.

Right now, what’s best for the environment is what’s best for economy: investment in green and sustainable energy independence rather than dirty and unpredictable fossil fuels…

Read Full Article, Huffington Green

Keystone XL: US House Approves Oil Pipeline Again, Guardian UK (01-10-2015)