A new study from a leading consumer rights group says the much debated Keystone XL Pipeline would dramatically increase the price people pay for gasoline, but supporters of the pipeline accuse the group of engaging in a misinformation campaign.
The pipeline would transport oil from fields in Canada down to the Gulf States, but Consumer Watchdog says the impact is much greater. "Gas prices in America, gas prices in the Midwest, gas prices in California, are going to go up," says Consumer Watchdog President Jaime Court.
Court estimates the price of gas in California could go up 8 cents a gallon. In the Midwest, prices would rise 25 to 40 cents a gallon. That's because the Midwest gets most of its oil from Canada. Consumer Watchdog says the real purpose of the pipeline would be to transport oil to world markets.