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Keystone XL Pipeline:
A Line in the Sand?

Case Critical

Wally Broecker

  • Newberry Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Peter Byck

  • Director and Producer, Carbon Nation

John Hofmeister

  • Former President, Shell Oil Company
  • Julie A. Wrigley Private Sector Executive-in-Residence, ASU's School of Sustainability

Mike Pasqualetti

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, ASU's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

The Keystone XL Pipeline, a large-scale project proposed to transport oil from Canada's tar sands to the U.S., is an issue at the forefront of climate change action and debate. Some argue the project will boost energy security, while others say it is a Band-Aid for a bullet wound. Environmental groups are planning a Tar Sands Action aimed at encircling the White House to influence Obama’s impending decision on the Pipeline. As we enter an age of energy uncertainty, will compromising our natural lands yield a sustainable future?

Join this panel discussion featuring Wally Broecker, “the grandfather of climate science"; Peter Byck, director of Carbon Nation; John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil; and ASU geographer Mike Pasqualetti. Discover the political, economic, and environmental pressures of the heated Pipeline controversy.

Friday, February 22, 2013
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.