Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Northwest Fossil Fuel Projects = 5 Keystone XL Pipelines

Original Sightline Institute graphic by Don Baker Design, available under our free use policy. 

Planned facilities would handle five times as much carbon as the Keystone XL Pipeline.


9/09/14    Sightline Institute


The Pacific Northwest stands squarely between Asian energy markets and large fossil fuel deposits in the interior of North America. In order to reach these markets, energy companies are planning to build a range of large fossil fuel infrastructure projects in the Pacific Northwest. Since 2012, British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington have seen new active proposals for four new coal terminals, three expansions of existing terminals, two new oil pipelines, eleven oil-by-rail facilities, and six new natural gas pipelines.

Each of the projects is distinct, but all can be denominated in a common currency: the tons of carbon dioxide emitted if the fossil fuels were burned. Taken together, these plans would be capable of delivering enough fuel to release 822 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year......continued here

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