26 Aug '11, 4pm

Keystone XL gets rubber stamp for now but the fight is far from over. Stop dirty tar sands. #nokxl @tonyiallonardo

Keystone XL gets rubber stamp for now but the fight is far from over. Stop dirty tar sands. #nokxl @tonyiallonardo

Conservation groups and the Environmental Protection Agency have previously warned that the State Department was not properly weighing the risks of piping corrosive heavy tar sands crude through sensitive ecosystems like the Ogallala Aquifer, the Nebraska Sandhills, and the Platte River given the likelihood of a major spill. They also warned that the agency was not adequately accounting for threats to wildlife, increased pollution in distressed communities where the crude may be refined, or increases in carbon emissions that would exacerbate climate change, and a variety of other issues.

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