Last week, President Obama vetoed the bill that would have approved a 1,179-mile pipeline from Canada to Gulf Coast oil refiners that would have been capable of transporting 830,000 barrels of oil. Quite predictably, this decision sparked a host of debates among policy makers, pundits, economists, and industry professionals.
For background: US Department of State’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (PDF)
Here are a few links to various perspectives:
- ENS Newswire: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline
- Think Progress: The EPA Just Gave President Obama Cover to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline
- Forbes: Keystone XL Pipeline: An Economic And Environmental No-Brainer Despite The Veto
- New York Times: Obama Vetoes Bill Pushing Approval of Pipeline
- Fortune: Warren Buffet: “I would have passed Keystone.”
…and so many more.