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Keystone XL Pipeline meeting last Tues. in Glendive, Mt.

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http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_8d279094-04a5-53be-ae40-2c34f0d09118.html


The proposed 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline that would carry Canadian crude oil across 284 miles of Eastern Montana cleared a major hurdle last month when a federal environmental impact statement was released that said the pipeline would have no major impact.

The EIS by the U.S. State Department, nearly three years in the works, set the stage for a final review by federal agencies on whether the pipeline is "in the national interest" and should get a presidential permit.


The EIS reviewed the proposed pipeline's impact on wildlife, agriculture, rivers, groundwater, air quality, local communities and greenhouse gases. It said the impacts are not significant — and that the pipeline wouldn't lead to dramatic increases in greenhouse gases, simply because it's transporting and encouraging production of oil from the Alberta tar sands

Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_6652eb67-3cea-54f9-88be-9d5d9276ccf3.html#ixzz1ZNq5lC00
 

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