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

Elizabeth Wasserman, November 6, 2015

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.