Steve Rose is correct when he says GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL but he his dead wrong when he says we need the Keystone XL pipeline. Here’s why:

The Keystone pipeline will carry a highly corrosive and benzene-laced mixture of sand, clay water, and bitumen at some 1,400 pounds per square inch. The pressure is so great a leak in another Keystone pipeline once shot tar sands six stories high.

Canadian tar sands oil are considered the dirtiest oil on the planet.

Mike Klink, a former inspector for Bechtel, a major pipeline contractor, is one of these. Klink, an engineer, said he had major concerns about shoddy materials and poor craftsmanship as the pipeline was being built.

According to a study by Cornell University barely 6,500 jobs would be created and the pipeline would kill more jobs than it would create, by reducing investment in the clean energy economy. The Cornell study finds only 2,500 to 4,650 temporary jobs over two years would result from building the pipeline

He isn’t saying pipelines shouldn’t be built, just not the Keystone XL pipeline.

This thing shouldn’t be leaking like a sieve in its first year — what do you think happens decades from now after moving billions of barrels of the most corrosive oil on the planet?”

I’m not an environmentalist and I’m not a radical, but I am a mother, and I care a lot about the water my kids drink and the air they breathe.

I’ve written this before because our future depends on it.

  • It takes courage to stand up to the big oil companies.
  • It takes self-interest and fear to give in to them.

Which side are you on?

Enbridge pipeline rupture

-The tar sands pipeline that spilled a million gallons of toxic heavy oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River last summer illustrates the dangers this type of uniquely corrosive oil will bring along the Keystone XL route.


  • Bob says:

    Beth, Beth, Beth. Don’t you see how out of touch you are with the feelings of the corporations? Corporations are people too, at least the U.S. Supreme Court think so. They are greedy, corrupt, narcissitic people who have only the concerns of the corporation and their supporters at heart. What’s a little pollution, a few hundred thousand dead things every so often? Is that too big a price to pay for…? What are they trying to produce more of? Oh, OIL! That’s it, the drug of the American people.

    I just read something about us exporting oil these days, not importing it. So why do we need more oil to export, especially from Canada? Why do we need to transport it across the continental U.S. to the Gulf of Mexico?. Didn’t some big oil corporate human already destroy the Gulf of Mexico with a huge oil spill? Maybe that spill didn’t do enough damage to the environment. Maybe we need to really kill off life in the oceans. Maybe the big oil, corporate humans know more about what’s right than we do.

    I don’t think so.

    Betty, OUR future doesn’t depend on it which is why so many people support it. The future of future generations depends on it but, what the hell? The Rethuglicans want to protect the unborn so they can come into a world destroyed by corporate greed and suffer for years. Their motto: Protect the unborn, but, after birth, they’re on their own.

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