On October 3rd new emails were released that revealed a disturbingly cozy relationship between the State Department and the big oil lobbyists behind the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. And all the evidence suggests that they will approve the pipeline, which would carry the highly toxic tar sands oil across America's heartland.
It's a highly toxic and inefficient fuel source that would accelerate climate change, contaminate ground water, and destroy wildlife habitats. It's called tar sands oil, and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would carry it across more than 1,700 miles of American soil.
The State Department is actively trying to sway the results in favor of this dangerous project by limiting public comments. The State Department has scheduled several public hearings over the next two weeks in the most remote of places, where attendance is likely to be small.
If approved, the Keystone XL pipeline would transport one of the world's dirtiest fossil fuels from Canada to Texas. Along its route, the pipeline would increase carbon pollution and could endanger ecosystems and contaminate vital water sources – including the Ogallala Aquifer, which supplies drinking water to over 2 million people. A tar sands spill along the pipeline's route would be devastating. We've already seen what an oil spill can do to the Gulf Coast – now imagine the environmental damage of leaky pipeline extending across America's heartland.
Instead of fast-tracking this project - which would only continue to feed our country's addiction to fossil fuels - we should be focusing on reducing pollution and investing in alternative sources of clean and sustainable energy.
Learn more and submit your comment by October 9th to Hillary Clinton (aka Mrs. Bankster) at the State Department at SaveOurEnvironment.org
Bill Clinton fostered the mortgage disaster with his Commodities Futures and Modernization Act, let’s not allow Hillary Clinton a similar disaster with her championing of the Keystone Pipeline.
GET THE CLINTONS THE HELL OUT OF WASHINGTON AND HAVE THE TAKE OBAMA AND HIS REPUBLICANS WITH THEM.
A sensible third party is the only alternative for president in 2012