The NRDC opposes the Keystone XL pipeline01/03/12 Robert Lorei
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In a few weeks President Obama will decide whether to go ahead with the Keystone XL pipeline. TransCanada wants to build a pipeline that would carry oil sands crude oil from western Canada (Alberta) across the central part of the U.S. to refineries in Texas and Louisiana. The proposal is controversial with environmentalists raising concerns about furthering dependence on oil, increasing greenhouse gas emissions and harming the aquifer. Supporters say it will boost the ailing economy and reduce oil imports from dangerous parts of the world. The National Resources Defense Council is opposed to the project and we're joined now by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz who is the International program director at the NRDC.