Report: Keystone XL would have minimal impact on environment

03/3/2013 | Hill, The · Reuters

The construction of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline wouldn't accelerate oil sands development in Canada, according to a draft report from the U.S. State Department. The report, which was welcomed by industry groups and Republicans, is intended to spark a "public debate," said Kerri-Ann Jones, assistant secretary of state for oceans and onternational environmental and scientific affairs. "No matter how many times [the project] is reviewed, the result is the same: no significant environmental impact," said Marty Durbin, executive vice president of government affairs at the American Petroleum Institute.

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