Douglas A.


P. O. Box 1582 El Dorado, CA 95623 March 19, 2013

U.S. Department of State Attn: Genevieve Walker, NEPA Coordinator 2201 C Street NW, Room 2726 Washington, D.C. 20520
Re: Keystone XL Pipeline SEIS guidelines and assumptions Dear Ms. Walker, There is no transparency as to guiding principles and assumptions of the Keystone XL SIES. Unless and until the structure of the SEIS is revealed, and the guidelines and assumptions are clearly laid out for all to see and understand, the SEIS cannot be objectively assessed. Statements that it is consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act are not sufficient.

This fence is a "wall" of ignorance, arrogance, politics and deceit.

President Obama and Secretary Kerry should send the SEIS “back to the drawing board” requiring that the basic guidelines and assumptions be clearly stated, and that it be updated with the global impacts of excavation, forest destruction, processing, river contamination (all toxins and carcinogens), transporting, refining, and ultimate burning of the tarsands bitumen. In the late1960s, I degreed in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research and Petroleum Engineering. My first job was with the largest oil production and refining corporation in the world. Doing Corporate Planning (1972-1979), I learned the absolute necessity to document all of the assumptions that were the basis of my work. Now retired, I believe it is fundamental to the credibility of the SEIS that you clearly state the assumptions and expose the biases. Sincerely yours,

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