U-M expert available to discuss Keystone XL pipeline

January 29, 2015


The U.S. Senate today passed a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Andrew Hoffman, director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, can field questions about the economic competitiveness and climate-change impacts of the Keystone pipeline.

“This is a battle between the left and the right about free commerce, the role of government and the influence of activists. It is about whether we continue to pursue a fossil fuel economy, whether we begin to address climate change, whether the government should intrude in the market in this way and whether activists should be able to interfere in commerce in this way,” Hoffman said. “The Keystone pipeline will not substantively lower gas prices, reduce our dependence on foreign oil or create a significant number of jobs. And it will not significantly raise carbon dioxide emissions.”

Hoffman is the Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, a position with joint appointments at the Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

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