11 August 2009

Decisions, Decisions

The Obama Administration faces a big decision on oil sands from Canada:

The Obama administration faces a test of its environmental credentials in deciding whether to approve a pipeline carrying greenhouse gas-intensive oil sands fuel from Canada into the US.

Hillary Clinton, secretary of state, is expected to decide as early as this month whether to approve the Alberta Clipper, a 1,000-mile pipeline designed to carry up to 800,000 barrels a day of fuel from Canada’s vast oil sands.

Environmentalists say doing so would be at odds with the green economy pledged by the administration.