Bold Nebraska has joined the Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Oil Change International in demanding that the U.S. State Department prepare a new supplemental environmental impact statement for the Keystone XL pipeline that takes into account new analyses that prove the project will accelerate tarsands expansion and exacerbate climate pollution.
The 48-page letter outlines new developments including:
- Goldman Sachs report that says rail shipments won’t be able to replace a pipeline slated to transport 830,000 barrels daily
- Royal Bank of Canada estimate that denying the project would jeopardize $9.4 billion in tarsands development
- Environmental Protection Agency comments in April suggesting the State Department downplayed KXL’s potential carbon emissions
- New 60% higher “social cost of carbon” formula recently implemented by the administration