State Department Considers Oil by Rail in Keystone XL Decision

EcoWatch: A decision on the proposed northern half of the Keystone XL pipeline--under review since 2008--hinges on a final environmental review by the U.S. State Department now taking into consideration the importance oil-by-rail transport might have on growth of Alberta`s tar sands. Could oil by rail realistically provide an alternative to the Keystone XL, aiding in the expansion of Canada`s highly-polluting tar sands? Photo credit: Russ Allison Loar/ Creative Commons U.S. officials are evaluating the......

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