All three of the versions of the State Department's EIS on Keystone XL were prepared by a company that was chosen by TransCanada -- the corporation that was proposing to build, and that would own, the Pipeline. All three of the EIS versions said that there would be no significant environmental problem arising from creating and using such a pipeline, which would carry oil from Alberta Canada's tar sands to a Texas Gulf coast refinery for export to Europe and South America.
The IG has concluded that to deal with the global-warming issue in this way is legal.
The IG's report did not deny any of the allegations that were made by SC and FOE.
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They're Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010 , and of CHRIST'S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity .
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