90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Keystone XL Pipeline: The Latest Facts And Figures

The proposed Keystone XL project consists of a 875-mile long pipeline and related facilities to transport up to 830,000 barrels/day from Alberta and  The Bakken Shale Formation in Montana.

A timeline of the Keystone XL Pipeline planning process (US State Dept)

A timeline of the Keystone XL Pipeline planning process (US State Dept)

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline route (US State Dept)

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline route (US State Dept)

The Gulf Coast project route (Courtesy US State Dept)

The Gulf Coast project route  (US State Dept)

The U.S. State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Study is a technical assessment of the potential environmental impacts related to the proposed pipeline. It responds to more than 1.9 million comments received since June 2012 (from both the scoping and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement comment periods).

A typical pipeline construction sequence (US State Dept)

A typical pipeline construction sequence (US State Dept)

A cross-section of a typical horizontal directional drilling method (US State Dept)

A cross-section of a typical horizontal directional drilling method (US State Dept)

Native American tribes consulted in the creation of the final State Dept. EIS (US State Dept)

Native American tribes consulted in the creation of the final State Dept. EIS (US State Dept)

 

Representative alternatives to the Keystone XL Pipeline (US State Dept)

Representative alternatives to the Keystone XL Pipeline (US State Dept)

All images and charts via the U.S. State Department.

The next step? Comments are being accepted between 2/5/14 and 3/7/14 at http://www.regulations.gov

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
ONPOINT
TODAY
Oct 21, 2014
David Perdue, Michelle Nunn

Two weeks to go till Midterm Election Day. We’ll look at how the biggest issues are playing out around the country.

Oct 21, 2014
This undated image provided by Google, shows an early version of Google's prototype self-driving car. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads. The agency is issuing permits, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods. (AP)

The future of the car: from the fuels they’ll run on, to the materials they’ll be made of, to the computers that may drive them.

RECENT
SHOWS
Oct 20, 2014
In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, patrons line up for “Nightmare: New York,” a haunted house attraction in New York. (AP)

Afraid of snakes? Heights? Ebola? We’ll unpack the science of fear.

 
Oct 20, 2014
A statue of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on New York City's Roosevelt Island. (Flickr / Alexisrael)

Greatness and the American Presidency. Aaron David Miller says aim for good. Really good.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

More »
1 Comment
 
Two LIVE Tracks From Jazz Violinist Regina Carter
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Regina Carter shares two live tracks — one arrangement, and one original composition — with Tom Ashbrook in the On Point studio.

More »
Comment
 
Our Week In The Web: October 17, 2014
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

We talk Facebook mishaps, whether Katy Perry was actually right and the glory of architectural giants and their iconic windows.

More »
Comment