Canadian Current Events Project – The Keystone XL Pipeline
This report examines how the Keystone XL pipeline is being “framed” by its proponents and criticized by its detractors. The essay was very strong in many respects. In particular, the jury appreciated its clear demonstration of his learning process: the author does not draw his conclusions from established sources but rather thinks it through as he does the research, comparing arguments and coming to his own conclusions about the environmental efficacy of the pipeline. We recommend that he be publicly noted as runner-up for the prize.