Keystone XL Pipeline Is Moving Forward—5 Things You Should Know
As Nebraska signed off today on a proposal to build the Keystone XL Pipeline, here's how the project will likely impact the environment, people, and jobs.
The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline has been a lightning rod for controversy and a symbol of the wider fight over the future of energy production and climate change policy over the past several years. On Monday the Nebraska Public Service Commission voted 3-2 to allow pipeline company TransCanada to move forward with finishing a section of the $8 billion, 1,179-mile project across state lands.
Here are five things to know about this project, which could carry 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day across much of the Great Plains, from the tar sands of Alberta to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. (Learn more about controversies surrounding huge development projects.)
The Keystone XL pipeline was first proposed nine