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Senators Warn Keystone Report 'Woefully Inadequate' In Evaluating Health Risks

By Kate Sheppard

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) are calling on the Obama administration to evaluate the potential health impacts of tar sands development before deciding whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

The State Department on Jan. 31 issued its final environmental impact statement, which looks at the potential hazards the pipeline poses to waterways, soil, air quality and wildlife, as well as its contribution to climate change. But in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Boxer and Whitehouse call that report “woefully inadequate” in its consideration of the potential human …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green