14 Sep '11, 3am

Yet another Politician warns @BarackObama on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline: #noKXL

Yet another Politician warns @BarackObama on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline: #noKXL

Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen wrote to President Obama today to express his concern about the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Van Hollen, currently ranking member on the House Budget Committee and a member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, wrote that he was concerned about pipeline safety, public health impacts, and greenhouse gas emissions caused by the 1,700-mile long pipeline that would carry bitumen from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast. Van Hollen joins other policymakers who are asking the president to take another look at the pipeline before her approves or denies it. Unlike other key environmental decisions, Obama alone can decide whether or not to permit the pipeline. Congress plays no role. Last week, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman sent a letter to the president asking him to deny the permit for the project. Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/another-pol-warns...

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