29 Nov '11, 8pm

Hey, other tar-sands pipelines also suck!

Lest you get too caught up in Keystone XL and forget that tar-sands oil is super-destructive in general, NRDC has a new report about how a completely different pipeline will also lead to ecological disaster. The Northern Gateway pipeline, which would run from Alberta to British Columbia, has the potential to be just as destructive to Canada as Keystone XL would be to the U.S., if not more. Northern Gateway would threaten people and animals along its 2,200-mile length -- First Nations communities, people who depend on fisheries and forests, salmon, bears, whales, rainforests. You know, just most of the flora and fauna and humanity over a 2,200-mile stretch, no biggie. And according to NRDC, it's not even clear the pipeline is necessary. Enbridge, the company building Northern Gateway, has failed to show that there's adequate demand justifying the pipeline, or to explore alt...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-11-29-hey-other-tar-sands-...

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