Keystone XL Pipeline debate

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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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