05 Sep '11, 3am

Keystone XL tar sands pipeline makes history as more than 1000 arrested in protest at White House from @NRDC's blog:

, Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations missed a key point that for all the debate about the Keystone XL, much of this critical analysis is still missing. Instead he chose to single out statements of pipeline opponents without the larger context. For instance, he accused NRDC Executive Director Peter Lehner of focusing unduly on the likely export of diesel fuel from Gulf refineries refining Keystone XL oil. But Lehner’s larger point is that the pipeline will not provide greater “energy security” to the U.S. as its proponents argue. Instead, Lehner says it will undermine our security because it will compromise our air, water, and clean energy future. And he points out that those who believe that the pipeline will directly benefit from use of this oil, should think again. Nit picking aside, how would Levi answer the arguments put forward by the pipeline proponents...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/lizbb/keystone_xl_tar_s...

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