As we await the photo-op of Keystone XL approval from the Trump Administration, here’s a compilation of a few of our “best hits” for why Keystone XL must not be built.
From tar sands refinery subsidies in Whiting, Indiana and cash-strapped Detroit to petcoke covering the neighborhoods of Southeast Chicago, this subsidy spotlight explores the human impact of government subsidies gone haywire.
New Infographic! There are many reasons that the Keystone XL pipeline will clearly exacerbate the problem of climate pollution…but one that is often overlooked at our peril is the problem of petroleum coke (aka “petcoke”).
The story of the Detroit petcoke pile should give the Obama administration some serious pause as they consider the Keystone XL decision.
A member of the Canadian Parliament has said he wants an investigation into a three-story mound of petcoke piling up near the Marathon refinery along the Detroit River.
If there’s a statistical correlation between dirty oil and dirty politics, we have yet to quantify it – but here’s another story for the pile of anecdotal evidence.