Institutions and Environmental Politics: Or Why the Keystone XL Pipeline Is So Controversial
This paper explores the politics surrounding the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta, Canada to the US Gulf Coast. It highlights the importance of political institutions and the failure of those institutions to include environmental opponents to oil/tar sands exploitation in decision-making.
Speaker: Ian Urquhart: Political Science, University of Alberta, and Sproul Fellow with the Canadian Studies Program
Colloquium lunch followed by talk at approximately 12:20 pm.
Please RSVP to Rita Ross, rjross [at] berkeley.edu or or 642-0531 no later than Monday, March 3.