Keystone XL foes mount new challenge by linking it to Enbridge project

|By:, SA News Editor

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline now want to block its construction by showing that two oil pipelines from Canada to the U.S. are worse than one.

The Sierra Club says in a new petition asking the State Department to revise its review that TransCanada's (TRP) Keystone and the proposed expansion of Enbridge’s (ENB) Alberta Clipper should be reviewed together to account for how the combination would contribute to climate change; if the rejection of one pipeline would lead to greater use of the other, then the projects should be considered together, the group says.

The Alberta Clipper expansion is a different project from Keystone, ENB says, involving increasing the horsepower on an existing pipeline within an established right of way, with no new pipeline construction or ground disturbance.