Disjointed connections : the presidential permitting of tar sands oil pipelines at the U.S.-Canadian border

dc.contributor.advisorSpence, David B.en
dc.contributor.advisorDzienkowski, John S., 1959-en
dc.creatorTomasovic, Brian Scotten
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-14T21:11:46Zen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-14T21:11:54Zen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T22:21:19Z
dc.date.available2011-02-14T21:11:46Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-14T21:11:54Zen
dc.date.available2017-05-11T22:21:19Z
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010en
dc.date.updated2011-02-14T21:11:54Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe fuel for dynamic change in the United State’s energy relationship with Canada lies in immense deposits of tar sands beneath the boreal forests of Alberta province. Unconventional production of oil from this resource has accelerated in recent years and remains poised for continued expansion, facilitated, in part, by plans to import tar sands crude through new pipelines to refineries in the United States. However, the development of this resource carries uniquely heavy environmental burdens, and U.S. environmental groups have challenged the process by which the United States authorizes cross-border oil pipelines. This thesis analyzes the presidential permitting process and concludes that executive or legislative action is necessary to eliminate legal uncertainties and improve the transparency and public acceptability of determinations that new cross-border pipelines are warranted.en
dc.description.departmentEnergy and Earth Resourcesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-12-2536en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectTar sandsen
dc.subjectOil sandsen
dc.subjectPipelinesen
dc.subjectResource litigationen
dc.subjectNRDC v. Department of Stateen
dc.subjectSisseton-Wahpeton Oyateen
dc.subjectSierra Club v. Clintonen
dc.titleDisjointed connections : the presidential permitting of tar sands oil pipelines at the U.S.-Canadian borderen
dc.type.genrethesisen

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