Keystone Battle in Washington Belied Pipeline’s Real Impact, Bloomberg News ($)

Elizabeth Wasserman, November 6, 2015

President Barack Obama, flanked by VP Joe Biden (left) and Secretary of State, John Kerry, announces his denial of a Presidential Permit for the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline.

President Barack Obama, flanked by VP Joe Biden (left) and Secretary of State, John Kerry, announces his denial of a Presidential Permit for the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline.

WASHINGTON – The fight over the Keystone XL pipeline had all the elements of a classic Washington scrap: protests, political ads and lobbyists on retainer.

What was sometimes missing in the seven-year struggle, energy analysts say, was an accurate accounting of the project’s impact on the environment or the economy, the twin issues that drove the debate.
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SOURCE ARTICLE: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-06/keystone-xl-battle-in-washington-belied-pipeline-s-actual-impact