31 Aug '11, 5pm

Keystone Pipeline, Tar Sands Oil, and Climate Change Are Not in Our National Interest

Over the next few months, the State Department will examine whether the proposed Keystone XL pipeline running from the Alberta tar sands oil fields to the Texas Gulf Coast is in America’s national interest. To answer that question, you have to decide what kind of future you want for our country. Do you want America to create cars that can go twice as far on a gallon of gas, employ 150,000 workers to build, and cut our oil use by more than 3 million barrels a day? Or do you want America to remain addicted to fossil fuels and to accelerate the climate change will worsen storms, increase disease, and flood coastlines? Do you want the U.S. to become the middleman to enrich foreign oil companies? America isn’t accustomed to being in the passenger seat, and there is no reason we should start handing over the controls to Canadian oil companies now. Because that’s what the Keyston...

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