Energy and Independence from Kiev to Keystone

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Ukraine’s Army is on the move with pro-Russian forces still digging in. As the crisis continues to build, there’s the prospect of a “natural gas war” pitting Russia against the European Union and NATO. Energy supplies could be affected worldwide, with the US on the verge of an oil and gas boom that could mean energy independence. 

Some Democrats are pushing the President to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. There’s pressure to increase fracking and to export natural gas. But what about renewables, and the environment?

Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Obama to discuss the growing crisis in Ukraine. The White House says Putin was urged to ask “all irregular forces to lay down their arms.”

Credits

Guests:
Steven Pifer - Brookings Institution - @steven_pifer, Daniel Yergin - IHS Inc. - @DanielYergin, Russell Gold - energy reporter for the Wall Street Journal - @russellgold, Bill McKibben - environmentalist and author - @billmckibben

Host:
Warren Olney