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Keystone Pipeline

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Mar 6, 2015 10:00 pm
  • 52:26

(50:24) Guests: Jeremy Pope, Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at BYU  Larry Baxter, Chemical Engineering Professor at BYU studying sustainable energy  Kevin Book, Managing Director of Research at ClearView Energy Partners.  It’s been six years since TransCanada, a Canadian energy and infrastructure company, applied for the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline, submitting the proposition for the 1,179-mile long pipeline to the U.S. State Department. The plan? To carry oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. This bill has been nothing short of controversial, as some look at this legislation as a way to create jobs, while other see it as a threat to the environment. President Obama just vetoed this bill, but that does not necessarily mean this bill is going away.  “It’s difficult to get that oil from Montana out to real markets," Baxter said.  "The shale oil is pretty high quality oil from a viscosity standpoint.”