Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The XL stands for "extra long" as in application approval

Here's an excellent, concise account of the benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline as well as an update as to its current and, more importantly, future political status.  It appears that it may well be more difficult for Obama to reject it this time around than it was about a year ago, though his lame duck status can make prognostication tricky.  Here's my favorite slice of the article:
The application for approval has been under review by the U.S. government for more than four years, far longer than any other cross-border pipeline project and more than twice as long as it would take to build the pipeline. (Emphasis Marc Street).
Much more of interest here.