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Pipeline Primer
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Pipeline Primer

It would run 1,179 miles from Canada to Nebraska, but the proposed Keystone XL pipeline also sits in the middle of a big debate. Those in favor of building it claim its many benefits, but environmentalists opposing it cry foul.

Examine the facts about jobs, spills, climate change, and gasoline prices about this controversial project.

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How Much Will Tar Sands Oil Add to Global Warming?

How Much Will Tar Sands Oil Add to Global Warming?

A climatologist passionately argues that moving tar sands oil through a pipeline contributes to global warming. Read on for this point of view. More...

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Scientific American
7 Things You Learn Driving the Length of the Keystone XL Pipeline

7 Things You Learn Driving the Length of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Travel the length of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline with a reporter and photographer for 7 interesting insights into the line that would carry oil from the tar sands of Canada to refineries in Texas. More...

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Washington Post
Clip: Public Meeting on U.S.-Canada Pipeline

Clip: Public Meeting on U.S.-Canada Pipeline

Watch Dr. Lara Skinner explain the analysis of her research indicating why the Keystone XL Pipeline may destroy more jobs than it creates. More...

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C-SPAN
Keystone XL: Mapping the Flow of Tar Sands Oil

Keystone XL: Mapping the Flow of Tar Sands Oil

Follow the flow of tar sands oil on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route from Alberta, Canada, to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Stop at points along the way for important information. More...

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National Geographic
Oil Sands of Canada

Oil Sands of Canada

Buried under the dirt and sand in Canada are 7 trillion potential gallons of oil. Discover why extracting it requires lots of energy and resources before it even reaches a pipeline. More...

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Discovery
Oil Shale and Tar Sands Photos

Oil Shale and Tar Sands Photos

Take a look at photos of tar sands mining in Canada, where the Keystone XL pipeline begins. More...

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Argonne National Laboratory
Tar Sands Pipeline Plan Renews Energy vs. Environment Debate

Tar Sands Pipeline Plan Renews Energy vs. Environment Debate

A cheap abundant source of oil for the U.S. or an environmental disaster — the opposing sides of building the Keystone XL pipeline. Watch a debate by experts. More...

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PBS
The Keystone Pipeline

The Keystone Pipeline

Some say building the Keystone XL pipeline will create jobs and lower the price of oil. But environmentalists citing pollution and possible spills make a good case against it. Investigate the arguments. More...

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TIME Magazine
Will Canadian Crude Make the Keystone XL Pipeline Leak?

Will Canadian Crude Make the Keystone XL Pipeline Leak?

Critics claim the crude oil from Canada will corrode the Keystone XL pipeline. Find out more about the possibility of a leak. More...

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NPR

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