Mapping the Keystone XL Pipeline One FOIA Request at a Time

We don't really know the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Good thing author and photographer Thomas Bachand  is on the case. He's been submitting requests for GIS and ther data from agencies to develop he Keystone Mapping Project (KMP) a nationally recognized multimedia and photography project examining land use and climate change in America through an exploration of the Keystone XL.
“Prior to the Keystone Mapping Project, only rudimentary maps of the pipeline were available,” Bachand explained in an email. “The maps issued with the FEIS [Final Environmental Impact Statement] have been stripped of all lat/long information. The FEIS is also missing key location information, including milepost markers and waterbody crossings. Without this information, it is impossible to conduct any meaningful analysis of the pipeline, let alone determine its environmental impacts.”

Published Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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