I received an email from Friends of the Earth on 5/4 that contained bad news : Trans-Canada had submitted paperwork that day to the US State Department to re-apply for a permit to build the northern route of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, as had been requested earlier by the Obama administration. Trans-Canada has also applied to extend the existing Keystone pipeline from its current terminus in Oklahoma to the gulf coast. Below I have a link to the web page for the Friends of the Earth story about the tar-sands permits, and to another post on this topic submitted by Sacramento Dave in the Environment forum.
Here we go again ! It's time for Bill McKibben and friends to rally the troops and prepare for another series of protests in DC. There were over 1,000 arrests at last summers anti Keystone-XL protests in front of the White House, which generated enough publicity and turned up the heat up on the State Department before they had a change of heart and turned down the route requested in the previous permit. How many arrests will it take this time ?
Friends of the Earth
Sacramento Dave's post on this topic :