04 Aug '11, 1pm

20 Scientists call on President to block #KeystoneXL #tarsands pipeline, invite public to join protests

Yesterday, 20 scientists led by Dr. James Hansen released a letter to President Obama asking him to block the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline , concerned about the environmental impacts of developing the tar sands. They write: When other huge oil fields or coal mines were opened in the past, we knew much less about the damage that the carbon they contained would do to the Earth’s climate system and to its oceans. Now that we do know, it’s imperative that we move quickly to alternate forms of energy—and that we leave the tar sands in the ground. The group of scientists includes the founder of the Woods Hole Research Center; professors at four Ivy League universities; and a professor from Montana – one of the states which Keystone XL would traverse. Their fields include climate science, oceanography, ecology, and hydrology. In their letter, the scientists not only ex...

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