Spinning the Keystone XL debate
TransCanada’s controversial pipeline to ship crude oil from Alberta to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast is facing stiff opposition from environmentalists and landowners, while receiving ample support from a number of government officials and businesses. But Andrew Leach, Associate Professor, Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, at the University of Alberta, tells BNN that the debate over the pipeline is riddled with misleading arguments and statistics.
“The question for Keystone on greenhouse gases really depends on what you think is the alternative scenario – so what is the U.S. going to do to source its oil if Keystone XL is blocked,” he tells BNN.
- Thursday, September 29, 2011: TransCanada CEO defends Keystone XL
- Thursday, September 1, 2011: What Keystone means for the oil sands
- Wednesday, August 31, 2011: Nebraska governor asks Obama to nix Keystone pipeline
- Friday, August 26, 2011: TransCanada ready to pull trigger on Keystone project
- Tuesday, August 2, 2011: Canada pushes for Keystone XL project
- Friday, June 24, 2011: The future of the Keystone pipeline