Report: Cancelling Keystone Will Boost Carbon Emissions Equal to Nearly 500K More Cars on RoadAccording to his campaign website, Biden’s climate change planwould, “Ensure the U.S. achieves a 100% clean energy economy and reaches net-zero emissions no later than 2050.”
“According to the Association of American Railroads, it requires 433 gallons of locomotive diesel fuel to pull one loaded crude oil tank car from the Canadian Oil Sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast, about 2,200 miles. It takes another 144 gallons to bring the empty tank car back for a refill. That's 577 gallons total.
“It takes 645 loaded tank cars per day to transport the amount of oil that Keystone XL might have carried - about 400,000 barrels per day. That's 235,425 tank car loads per year. Multiplied by 577 gallons each, that amounts to about 136 million gallons of diesel burned per year.
Since each gallon of diesel emits 22.44 pounds of CO2, that means the locomotives pulling those trains will emit over 1.5 million tons of CO2. That's all net addition to CO2 emissions since Keystone XL would have been powered entirely by renewable energy.
1.5 million tons of CO2 is equivalent to emissions of 490,000 more cars on the road.”
President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the permit for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, in the name of curbing climate change, will cause an enormous amount of CO2 to be released into the atmosphere, according to the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA), because oil...