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"Production emissions from Canadian oil sands are a stunning 134% than production emissions from domestic crude oil", meaning our old fashioned drilling is more climate-friendly than the oil we would get from the Keystone pipeline.

(chart on Well to Wheel GHG Emissions Estimates for Global Crude Resources)
The State Department is reportedly close to completing a review of a proposed extension of the Keystone pipeline, to transport oil from Canadian oil sands to the United States. The pipeline is controversial to be sure, and environmentalists contend that, in order for President Obama to remain faithful to his renewed commitment to combat climate change, he must reject the pipeline proposal. Famed NASA climatologist James Hansen has said that moving to oil sands would be “a step in exactly the opposite direction” of what President Obama claims he wants to do in his second term.
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