31 Aug '11, 9am

How would you spend $7 billion?

What a contrast with the proposed Keystone XL pipeline! This proposed $7-8 billion project, expected to hit President Obama's desk in the next few weeks for approval, would largely benefit one foreign company (TransCanada) and would criss-cross some of the most important waterways in North America including the Missouri River and the Ogallala Aquifer (which supplies 30% of the nation's agricultural freshwater) putting millions of people in harm's way. The State Dept. recently found no evidence of risk for the proposed project despite the fact that the first Keystone pipeline has had a record 12 spills since it began operation in 2010.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/blogs/...

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