Keystone XL Pipeline Carbon Emissions Top 100 Million Tons a Year

The Trump admin approved the Keystone XL pipeline today (Fri Mar 24). I wrote this article in 2014 and it shows how the pipeline will add another 110 million tonnes of CO2 to our already hotter climate. The US and the rest of the world is legally committed to using less fossil fuels based on the 2015 Paris agreement. So…wtf?

Stephen Leahy, International Environmental Journalist

The Keystone XL oil pipeline could put up to 110 million tons of additional climate-heating CO2 into the atmosphere every year for 50 years, according a study publishedSunday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

If Keystone XL was a country, its 110 million tons of CO2 emissions would be comparable to those of the Czech Republic, Greece, and a number of other mid-sized European nations. And it could have a real shot at making the top 35 worst carbon polluting countries in the world.

The study notes that 110 million tons of CO2 is four times more emissions than the US State Department’s highest estimate for the controversial pipeline, which is currently undergoing an environmental review.

The State Department failed to account for the potential emissions from the increase in the global supply of oil, said study co-author Peter Erickson, a…

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One thought on “Keystone XL Pipeline Carbon Emissions Top 100 Million Tons a Year

  1. Key stone XL Pipe line issue can never be treated as US alone problem and it is the issue of our planet .As long as it impose aditional carbon to already existing hot to the rest of World,not US alone would be victims but the whole world including animal from big to small,all nation shoud protest against it in front of Respective US empasy of every nation and calls up on US ambasider

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