Passing the Greenhouse Gas Emission Test
There’s no denying climate change is at the forefront of environmental interests now more than ever. And as a leading energy infrastructure company, we recognize our role in the larger energy system, including our own emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs).
Every day, we also do our part to manage our GHG emissions, and the programs and initiatives we have in place meet, and often exceed, regulatory requirements.
The U.S. State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) of KXL undertook an extensive review of the GHG emissions issue. It concluded the project indisputably passed this test.
Based on the FSEIS’s conclusion, the approval of the proposed project will not have a significant impact on the GHGs released from the upstream sector in Canada and KXL, therefore, will not “significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution.”
GHG emissions associated with alternative transportation scenarios such as shipping oil by rail, barge and truck are significantly greater than KXL.
Read more in TransCanada’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report