30 Jul '11, 11pm

Pressure builds on pipeline decision: Living on Earth - injecting massive dose of ecocide

Pressure builds on pipeline decision: Living on Earth - injecting massive dose of ecocide

TAJ: McKibben is leading protests at the White House in coming weeks to send the message that tapping the dirty Canadian fuel is “immoral.” He says about a thousand people plan to risk arrest, in part because they fear the process has been hijacked by powerful interests. Because the pipeline crosses an international border, the Department of State is charged with rendering the decision. Its initial favorable environmental impact statement was rejected by the EPA, and as it’s worked on a new report, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said publicly she’s inclined to give the project a green light. McKibben notes that one of her chief campaign staffers was hired to lobby for Transcanada, the company that will build the pipeline.

Full article: http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=11-P13-0...

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