Insider Secrets

Insider Secrets

Learn how the PROs are making money from the oil and energy market.

Loading, please wait

Environmentalists Demand Another Climate Policy if Keystone XL is Approved

By
Posted on Thu, 09 May 2013 21:42 | 0

If the President Obama approves the Keystone XL pipeline, then it could create an opportunity for environmentalists to force a deal that will ensure another major climate policy is approved.

The White House insists that a decision will be made soon, and that the 1,700 mile pipeline will only be approved if it is in the economic, environmental, and security interests of the United States.

Obama’s administration has attempted to reduce the pressure of the decision by stating that it is merely “a simple permit application on an infrastructure project to transport oil from Alberta to refineries along the Gulf Coast,” as described in the NY Times.

Related articles: Canada’s Oil Sands Threatened by Lack of Market

Environmentalists, on the other hand, including many of the presidents strongest supporters, have labelled the decision as being one of huge symbolic and political importance, and his opportunity to truly cement his legacy as the first president to seriously address climate change.

Paul Bledsoe, a former energy advisor to Bill Clinton, stated that, “presidents don’t get many opportunities to make big dramatic announcements. If and when he announces approval of Keystone, he has a once-in-a-term teachable moment on climate.”

Bledsoe suggests that if Obama plans to approve the pipeline, he should also use the opportunity to announce new regulations for existing coal-fired power plants which produce a third of the US’s greenhouse gas emissions. Another option could be to renew the push on a national clean energy standard.

By. Joao Peixe of Oilprice.com


Join the discussion

Special Reports

8 Mega Trends

8 Mega Trends

By Oil & Energy Insider Analysts

8 OIL & GAS INDUSTRY MEGA-TRENDS AND HOW TO PROFIT FROM THEM
Here's what our 400 global energy assets are telling us to be prepared for right now...

LNG Technology

LNG Technology

By Oil & Energy Insider Analysts

THE "FLOATING REFINERY" STOCK THAT COULD FUND YOUR RETIREMENT
This company's incredible tanker technology could eliminate many of the world's offshore pipelines...

Subsea Production

Subsea Production

By Oil & Energy Insider Analysts

THE END OF OFFSHORE DRILLING?
This disruptive market will grow 84% to 270% over the next five years: Discover the 6 equipment suppliers set to profit.

Be the first to comment on this article.