Since August 20, some 600 people have
been arrested at White House protests organized to highlight opposition
to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The 1,700-mile project would carry
heavy crude oil from Alberta to America’s Gulf Coast refineries. On
Friday, August 26, the U.S. State Department released its final
environmental review of the pipeline; the Obama administration will
issue its final decision by the end of the year. On August 30, Climate
One hosted a debate between two experts for and two against the Keystone
Gregory Dalton is chief operating officer at the Commonwealth Club of California and Director of The Club's Climate 1 Initiative. He previously was international editor at The Industry Standard magazine, an editor for the Associated Press in New York, and a correspondent in China and Canada for the South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong newspaper.
Proficient in both Mandarin and Cantonese, he is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Earth Island Institute
President of Energy and Oil Pipelines, TransCanada
Carl Pope is the Executive Director of the Sierra Club, an American environmental organization founded by conservationist pioneer John Muir in 1892.
Pope was appointed to his position as Executive Director in 1992, the club's centennial.