A map of the proposed Keystone XL, also called Tar Sands, pipeline.
It could carry crude oil some 1,700 miles from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast in Texas.
A friendly and safe new source of oil for the U.S. or an environmental disaster waiting to happen?
For anybody curious what exactly is being proposed when you hear the name “Keystone XL,” here’s the route it would chart. James Hansen, the climatologist and head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, was arrested today during the protests against the pipeline plan outside the White House (so was Daryl Hannah, for that matter).