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Crude intentions or slick move? The southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline begins operating in 2014. However, plans for the northern pipeline are on hold pending a presidential permit. Proponents advocate energy independence. Critics warn it will not serve U.S. or Canadian interests. Meanwhile, landowners worry where they’ll live. Join us at 7:30pm ET.
Joining us on our show tonight:
American Petroleum Institute, Senior Refining Manager api.org
Business Manager, Pipeliners Local 798 local798.org
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The Keystone pipeline consists of four stages. Stages one and two (the red line below) already exists and flows from Alberta, Canada to Cushing, Oklahoma. Phases three and four make up the proposed Keystone XL expansion. Since the pipeline crosses international borders, its owner, TransCanada, must obtain a presidential permit through the State Department for construction of the portion of the pipeline that goes from Canada to the U.S.