We just got word that the new draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline was released by the U.S. State Department this afternoon. Please see their press release below. Stay tuned for action alerts to submit your comments on the SEIS.
A 45-day public comment period will begin when EPA posts the Draft SEIS on its website, a process that generally takes about one week following today’s submission of the document to that agency. Specific instructions about how to submit comments will be provided via the Federal Register and on the State Department Keystone XL website.
After the end of the public comment period, the Department will consider comments received and prepare a Final SEIS. The National Interest Determination period will begin following the release of the Final SEIS, during which time the Department will obtain the views of other agencies about whether to grant or deny the permit.