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The State Department assigned an important environmental impact study of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to a company with financial ties to the pipeline operator...
...The department allowed TransCanada, the company seeking permission to build the 1,700-mile pipeline from the oil sands of northern Alberta to the Gulf Coast in Texas, to solicit and screen bids for the environmental study. At TransCanada’s recommendation, the department hired Cardno Entrix, an environmental contractor based in Houston...
... It had previously worked on projects with TransCanada and describes the pipeline company as a “major client” in its marketing materials. - NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/08/science/earth/08pipeline.html?_r=3&hpw
Climate Scientists have protested the pipeline and the commitment to burning tar sands oil because of the CO2 it would dispose of into the atmosphere. They were arrested in an effort to bring attention to their concerns. Other environmentalists joined them adding ther concerns about the history of accidents and spills from pipelines.