02 Aug '11, 4am

U.S. Chamber Launches Effort To Support Bringing Dirty Tar Sands Oil Down South

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has long served as a brake on progress when it comes to creating a new economy that is fueled by renewable energy. The secretive organization (it doesn't reveal its membership) has opposed climate and energy action at every turn, and now it has its sights on the Keystone XL pipeline, a controversial proposed 1700 mile-long pipeline that would carry bitumen from Canada's tar sands all the way to Texas. To get its way, the Chamber has launched its Partnership to Fuel America , which is "comprised of American businesses and industries that understand the need for more energy in the United States and believe that Canada's significant resources can help achieve that goal." No one is against new energy; it's the climate damaging, often spilling, and big time polluting fossil fuels that people have a beef with. 350.org has been pushing back hard again...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/us_chamber_laun.php

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