Keystone XL Will Not 'Significantly Exacerbate' Climate Change

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Keystone XL Will Not 'Significantly Exacerbate' Climate Change

TransCanada Clarifies Environmental Impact of Keystone XL in U.S. State Department Letter
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On July 17, TransCanada sent a letter to the Department of State to provide and update about the actual greenhouse gas emissions associated with the Keystone XL pipeline. This letter is intended to inform the record for our application to build Keystone XL, following U.S. President Barack Obama’s June 28 speech on climate change, energy and environmental priorities at Georgetown University.

“Allowing the Keystone pipeline to be built requires a finding that doing so would be in our nation’s interest,” said President Obama during his Georgetown speech. “And our national interest will be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. The net effects of the pipeline’s impact on our climate will be absolutely critical to determining whether this project is allowed to go forward.”

In the letter, TransCanada responds to the President’s comments. Read about our response on our blog.