24 Feb '15, 4pm

Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate change, not economics

I still don’t understand why people are so excited about oil and tar sands if it means sacrificing our climate. More so––since climate-deniers are far-spread in this country and more broadly the world––I don’t understand why no one is paying attention to the route of the Keystone XL. That route crosses over the heart of America’s croplands , the Ogallala aquifer responsible for providing drinking water to millions of people, and the sensitive ecosystem of the Sandhills of north-central Nebraska. Still, it’s the top of congress’ agenda to approve it. Even though if a spill happened, which is likely , the consequences would be more than devastating to some of our most important food and drinking water sources. Our priority is to make sure that doesn’t happen – and there’s that whole climate change thing, too, of course.

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