The Heat debates controversial Keystone XL pipeline

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U.S. lawmakers will vote next week on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. If approved, the pipeline would carry crude oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. It’s a plan that some landowners in the U.S. state of Nebraska continue to fight.

The pipeline has generated protests, rallies and political debate, CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy reported this story from Nebraska, which will be impacted by the proposal.

The Heat debates controversial Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. lawmakers will vote next week on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. If approved, the pipeline would carry crude oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. It's a plan that some landowners in the U.S. state of Nebraska continue to fight. The pipeline has generated protests, rallies and political debate, CCTV's Hendrik Sybrandy reported this story from Nebraska, which will be impacted by the proposal.

The Heat examines the debate first from the Canadian perspective, interviewing David Biette, director of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

David Biette of Canada Institute discusses Keystone XL pipeline

The Heat examines the debate first from the Canadian perspective, interviewing David Biette, director of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

The Heat also interviewed a panel of experts in the United States including:

* Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, and a former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor.

* Tyson Slocum, director of the energy program at the nonprofit Public Citizen, and an environmentalist opposed to the pipeline.

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Tyson Slocum debate Keystone XL pipeline

The Heat also interviewed a panel of experts in the United States.