EPA to Weigh In on State Dept’s Contentious Keystone Review Any Day Now

EPA to Weigh In on State Dept’s Contentious Keystone Review Any Day Now

EPA has slammed the State Dept’s earlier draft reviews. Pipeline opponents are counting on the agency to be as tough on the final assessment.

By Elizabeth McGowan, InsideClimate News

WASHINGTON—Any day now, the EPA will be weighing in with an analysis of the State Department’s final environmental evaluation of the controversial oil sands Keystone XL pipeline.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said Friday that authorities from her agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance will be responding to the document, which was released Aug. 26, within “the next week or so.”

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