17 Aug '11, 2pm

Mark Ruffalo wants you to fight the tar sands: via @grist

Mark Ruffalo wants you to fight the tar sands: via @grist

Winsome actor and activist Mark Ruffalo does just about the best job possible explaining the proposed tar-sands pipeline and how you can help fight it in Washington, D.C., starting Aug. 20. Watch his quick video primer below. (Do it if only to watch a scruffily tousled Mark speak from the heart. Sigh ... ) Got a dial-up connection? Hate watching ruggedly handsome Sundance-darlings-cum-Earth-advocates? No matter. Here are four disturbing reasons why you should fight the tar sands: The proposed Keystone XL pipeline runs from Alberta, Canada to Texas. TransCanada’s 1,700-mile-long Keystone XL pipeline will stretch across the continent, from Alberta to Texas and into the Gulf of Mexico. If approved, it will be among the largest industrial projects in the world. You know it’s bad when it makes conventional oil look good: The process to make liquid fuel from the tar sands genera...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/fossil-fuels/2011-08-17-mark-ruffalo...

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