USA

Obama Faces Decision About Controversial Oil Pipelinei
X
January 16, 2014 1:32 AM
While the United States has an extensive network of some 2,000 oil pipe lines, one project is generating considerable debate. That’s the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would carry more than 800,000 barrels of heavy tar sands oil 3,000 kilometers from Canada, through the American Midwest to refineries on the Gulf coast. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, Keystone advocates say it will bring jobs and energy security, while opponents question the environmental costs.

Obama Faces Decision About Controversial Oil Pipeline

Published January 15, 2014

While the United States has an extensive network of some 2,000 oil pipe lines, one project is generating considerable debate. That’s the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would carry more than 800,000 barrels of heavy tar sands oil 3,000 kilometers from Canada, through the American Midwest to refineries on the Gulf coast. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, Keystone advocates say it will bring jobs and energy security, while opponents question the environmental costs.


You May Like

Photogallery Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving With Feasts, Festivities

Holiday traditions include turkey dinners, 'turkey trots,' American-style football and New York parade with giant balloons More

Video For Obama, Ferguson Violence is a Personal Issue

With two years left in term, analysts say, president has less to lose by taking conversation on race further More

Video Italian Espresso Expands Into Space

When Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti headed for the ISS, her countrymen worried how she would survive six months drinking only instant coffee More