Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of State Kerri-Ann Jones on July 10, calling on the department to better analyze the climate impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline. The letter listed a number of flaws the two found with the study, including flaws in the market analysis of the oil sands industry, a “flawed and uncertain” alternative scenario analysis, minimization of the pipeline’s effect on transportation, and overall conclusions that conflict with opinions made by experts.