TransCanada defends Keystone XL report
Apr 25, 2013 | 12:42 PM
| Thorsten Schier
NEW YORK The U.S. State Departments supplemental environmental impact statement (DSEIS) on TransCanada Corp.s rerouted Keystone XL pipeline "strengthened the analysis presented to date" but did not adequately address potential risks, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
TransCanada called the remarks "somewhat surprising," noting that the EPA had been closely involved in the pipelines "four-year-plus" review process.
In a letter to the State Department, the EPA expressed doubts about the DSEIS conclusion that the oil sands in Canada would be developed regardless of whether the pipeline is built (amm.com, March 4). Shipment by rail, an alternative presented by the department as viable, might actually be substantially more expensive, the EPA said, calling for "further investigation into rail capacity and cost."....
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