Editorial Board

Approve Keystone Now

The most significant entry logged during the just-ended 45-day comment period on the State Department’s second environmental-impact report for the Keystone XL oil pipeline came from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA called for more study on the greenhouse-gas emissions involved, the risk of spills, alternative routes for the pipeline and how it would affect communities along the route. More specifically, the EPA asked that the pipeline builder, TransCanada Corp., be required to put in writing its commitment to fully clean up any spills.

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