Case Study: The Keystone Pipeline Project

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I am writing you today in regards to the Keystone Pipeline Project that is currently in debate. When reviewing such a massive project I tend to weigh both sides of the argument based upon facts and data. In the case of the Keystone Pipeline I find that the risks largely outnumber the rewards. Today’s climate change is an alarming issue for many reasons. Over the past 50 years the carbon in our atmosphere has been climbing at levels, which until now, were thought to be impossible. This carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is trapping heat and causing the global temperature to rise. The crude oil that this pipeline would be transporting contains levels of carbon that are much higher than that of the oil found in Texas. Along with the cost of building

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