Quickie: Inspector General Launches Investigation Into Keystone XL Approval Process


Today's Quickie:

An anti-Keystone tar sands pipeline lawsuit is coming, and now we have a report of an investigation into the approval process.

Think Progress:

In response to a congressional request, the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General has launched a review of the Keystone XL pipeline approval process. [...]

[L]obbyists with close ties to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have aggressively pushed for approval on behalf of the foreign oil company.

The tar sands pipeline is an environmental disaster waiting to happen, and approving it would be a huge mistake.

If the actual process for approval is not held to the highest standard, then this investigation is the one thing about the pipeline that is worthy of approval.

That was today's Quickie. Will you still respect me in the morning?