Keystone XL Pipeline debate
April 10, 2013
Guests: Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Amy Myers Jaffe
The Obama administration is expected to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline expansion in the next few months.¬† The pipeline would carry 800,000 barrels a day of tar sands crude from western Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast. ¬†Opponents of the pipeline point to a recent oil spill in Arkansas as evidence of the potential environmental hazards and the greenhouse gas emissions created from a dirty extraction process. ¬†Proponents argue that Keystone will help the United States become more energy independent, reduce gas prices and create jobs. ¬†Today we debate the Keystone XL pipeline with SUSAN CASEY-LEFKOWITZ, Director of the International Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council and AMY MYERS JAFFE, Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability at the University of California, Davis.
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