SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonpartisan website ProCon.org updated and expanded its pro and con research about the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. If completed, this pipeline would transport oil extracted from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, through several US states, and ultimately to the Texas Gulf region.
ProCon.org, an educational nonprofit organization (online at www.procon.org) that had more than 20,000,000 users in 2014, presents sourced statements from authoritative sources in the debate over "Should the United States authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to import tar sand oil from Canada?"
Pro sources include: the US Chamber of Commerce; US Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV); US Senator John Hoeven (R-ND); James Hoffa, President of the Teamsters; the American Petroleum Institute; economist Dr. Mark Perry; Patrick Moore, former Director of Greenpeace International; TransCanada; the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM); Gary Doer, US Ambassador to Canada; Robert Bryce, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute; Mary O'Grady, Wall Street Journal editorial board member; and the Calgary Herald editorial board.
Con sources include: US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT); US Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA); Dr. James Hansen, Director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at NASA; Noman Seip, former US Air Force Lieutenant General; the Natural Resources Defense Council; the League of Conservation Voters; nine former Nobel Peace Laureates (the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and others); former US Vice President Al Gore; the Indigenous Environmental Network; geoscientist Dr. Michael Mann; political science professor Dr. Michael Kraft; and the New York Times editorial board.
The sourced statements are available free of charge online at http://alternativeenergy.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=001628.
ProCon.org President & Managing Editor Kamy Akhavan stated:
"With so much controversy and partisan spin over the Keystone XL Pipeline, we knew that people just wanted a nonpartisan information source for this issue.
There's so much at stake in this debate - jobs, climate change, the cost of gas, energy independence, pollution, etc. Our resource gives people both sides of the Keystone XL Pipeline debate so they can become better informed and make up their own minds.
We also hope that Congressional offices that already use ProCon.org will find the material on our site to be helpful."
In addition to the expert statements, the updated ProCon.org resource contains:
* Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Review by US State Department - featuring the final environmental impact statement released on January 31, 2014.
* President Obama's Statements on Keystone XL Pipeline - featuring President Obama's veto threat of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act on January 6, 2015.
* Keystone XL Pipeline Act (S.1) - including the text of the bill and the latest actions in Congress.
For pros, cons, and related research on whether or not the United States should authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to import oil from Canada, visit http://alternativeenergy.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=001628.
ProCon.org (online at www.procon.org) is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity, founded in 2004, whose mission is promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship. ProCon.org has 20 million annual readers. Information is presented on 52 different ProCon.org issue websites in subjects ranging from alternative energy, gay marriage, and medical marijuana to the death penalty, immigration, and the Cuban embargo.
ProCon.org is free of charge, requires no registration, and has been used by educators in more than 5,500 schools in all 50 states. 21 international governments, 29 US state governments, and nine federal agencies have referenced ProCon.org.
ProCon.org has also been referenced by mainstream media more than 400 times in 2014, including: The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Denver Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, BBC, Slate, Daily Beast, Forbes, The Atlantic, USAToday, and International Business Times.
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Kamy Akhavan, President & Managing Editor
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