Mr. Obama's Easy Call on Keystone Bill

From Discourse DB
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This is an opinion item.

Author(s) The New York Times editorial board
Source The New York Times
Date February 13, 2015
Quotes-start.png One reason is that tar sands oil yields roughly 17 percent more greenhouse gases than conventional crude oil. A bigger reason is that there is so much of it — 170 billion barrels recoverable with today’s technology and maybe 10 times that amount in potential resources. Mainstream climate scientists are virtually unanimous in saying that as much as two-thirds of the world’s deposits of fossil fuels must remain in the ground if climate disaster is to be avoided. Alberta’s tar sands oil should be among the first such deposits we decide to leave alone. Quotes-end.png

Add or change this opinion item's references

This item argues against the position Pipeline should be built on the topic Keystone XL pipeline.