Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone Pipeline XL catalyzed debate over climate, land use, and environmental pollution from the tar sands of Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast.  In this class we will explore the controversy from an environmental justice perspective.  Each student will examine the various aspects of the Keystone Pipeline debate and write an Op-Ed piece.  We will publish the editorials on the blog, share our ideas, and debate the pipeline in class. This page (and the list of links on the home page) will serve as a clearinghouse for online information and citations that will support the development of your Op-Ed.

Detroit, Michigan - The Sierra Club, the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, and Occupy Detroit picketed DTE Energy, calling for clean and affordable energy and an end to utility shutoffs for DTE's gas and electric customers. DTE burns mostly coal, and

Websites/Resources about Keystone Pipeline XL (Thanks, Jacqueline!)

(1) “No to a New Tar Sands Pipeline” in The New York Times

(2) TransCanada’s permit application links

(3) USA Today article – “US-Canada Tar Sands Pipeline Fuels Debate”

(4) State department website: Keystone Pipeline XL

(5) Obama’s position on pipeline “Obama Welcomes Plan” in The Austin-American Statesmen

  1. khein13
    March 29, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    While everyone is working on the Op-Ed this weekend (as I am sure we all are) I thought it might be useful to post the Keystone Application to the Department. Happy Reading!

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