Institutions and Environmental Politics: Or Why the Keystone XL Pipeline Is So Controversial

Thursday, March 6, 2014
12:00pm to 1:45pm
IIS Conference Room, 223 Moses Hall
UC Berkeley

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] or or 642-0531 no later than Monday, March 3.

Co-sponsored by the Canadian Studies Program and the Institute of Governmental Studies