Anti-Keystone tar sands pipeline lawsuit coming


A lot of groups are unhappy with the idea of a giant pipeline running through our country, one which has BP-magnitude environmental disaster potential. Gee, can't imagine why.

Sometimes the allure of jobs just isn't worth the risk of destroying what little we have left. Besides, if you end up sick or dead due to toxic pollution, there goes your job, present and future... and maybe your kids' jobs.

In addition to the Center for Biological Diversity, the Western Nebraska Resources Council and Friends of the Earth, four more environmental groups are preparing to sue the Obama administration over the Keystone pipeline proposal.

Via The Hill:

Four environmental groups are preparing a lawsuit that alleges the Obama administration has not adequately studied how the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline would affect several endangered species.

The lawsuit would add to the ongoing political and legal battle over TransCanada Corp.’s pipeline that would carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries. [...]

The groups, in the letter, allege the “biological assessment” prepared alongside the EIS and a subsequent “biological opinion” prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were shoddy in their analysis of the pipeline's effect on the species.

All our previous tar sands posts here.