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Friday, November 11, 2011

PROPOSED MAJOR OIL PIPELINE ACROSS OUR HEARTLAND

Just checking in with a big thank you to President Obama for stopping the Keystone XL oil pipeline until a complete environmental review could be done on it. It was set to run from Canada down through the mid-section of our country to the gulf area. This would have devastating effects on our water, air and many other natural environments. 


Among the many folks and organizations against this pipeline was the National Resources Defense Council, NRDC. Here are a few words of what they had to say about the pipeline:


"Make no mistake: a no-holds-barred review of the Keystone XL pipeline will reveal that this entire scheme is a boon to Big Oil and a disaster-in-the-making for the rest of us. It would drive more destruction of the Boreal forest, turbo-charge global warming, threaten water supplies in the heartland, raise gas prices and lock America into the dirtiest oil on the planet for decades to come."


Please watch the YOU TUBE below with Robert Redford thanking  President  Obama for his action.






5 comments:

  1. And, I have a slight suspicion that it wouldn't make the price of gas any cheaper. Thus, it is a detriment to all but the oil folks who seem to control our world nowadays.

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  2. Thanks for the info -- I gave the YouTube video more than a minute to start but it didn't. As a daily reader of the good ol NYTimes, I did NOT see anything about this in the paper.

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  3. Hello Barbara:
    We had not heard anything of this proposed oil line and so have been much interested in reading more about it. As you say, at least if there will be an in-depth review that has got to be a good thing.

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  4. I am happy I checked out your site today. I absolutely agree with the decision to delay this project while alternative routes are explored. I don't get worked up about much, but the environment is sacred. Dianne

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