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EPA finds Keystone environmental impact statement “insufficient”

LOE: The EPA has written to the State Department, criticizing its draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL oil pipeline. UCLA law professor Ann Carlson joins host Steve Curwood to discuss the criticisms in detail and explain how this might impact the Keystone decision. Transcript CURWOOD: From the Jennifer and Ted Stanley Studios in Boston, this is Living on Earth. I'm Steve Curwood. Some say the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to bring tar sands crude from Canada would unleash climate...

The Indonesia mega rice disaster

LOE: Indonesia is a huge carbon polluter. That's largely because of massive destruction of the carbon-rich peatlands underlying its tropical forests. Now some are trying to stop carbon emissions from that damaged land, and give local people a leg up at the same time. Living on Earth's Ingrid Lobet reports. Transcript GELLERMAN: It's Living on Earth, I'm Bruce Gellerman. Indonesia is the world's third largest emitter of carbon dioxide. Only the United States and China generate more of the climate-disturbing...