12 Aug '11, 10am

EI CLIMATE ALERT: Protest Tar Sands Keystone XL Pipeline, Will Hasten Abrupt Climate Change & Foul Major Water Aquifer

EI CLIMATE ALERT: Protest Tar Sands Keystone XL Pipeline, Will Hasten Abrupt Climate Change & Foul Major Water Aquifer

Dear President Obama, I am writing to vigorously oppose the Keystone XL pipeline which would connect Texas to Alberta, Canada’s filthy tar sands synthetic oils. The pipeline would run one-thousand five-hundred miles across six states, and the Midwest’s vital Ogallala water aquifer - to refineries around Beaumont, Texas. The TransCanada Corporation proposing to build the pipeline has a recent history of pipeline leaks, with the precursor pipeline and its pumping stations having leaked a dozen times in the past year. Yet the gravest danger of the pipeline extension is the worldwide impact of burning large amounts of additional carbon fuel, and the resulting increase in global warming. Ultimately, the ability to refuse approval for the pipeline rests with your administration, and we demand you do so. Canada's massive stealth dirty tar sands oil project and attendant pipelines...

Full article: http://www.climateark.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=ca...

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