21 Jan '12, 3pm

Listening to General Anderson: Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would set back clean energy by 20 years

Brigadier General (Retired) Steven Anderson is a crusader against dependence on oil and in our fight against climate change. He has been speaking out against TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline that would bring tar sands oil across America’s heartland to the Gulf Coast for an oil industry plan to get higher prices on the export market. As the General has said: “My experiences in Iraq convinced me that the greatest threat to our security is our over-reliance on oil and that Americans must immediately take steps to cut our petro-addiction before it’s too late.” The oil industry argues that Keystone XL is in America’s national interest. But who do you trust to know our security interests better – multinational oil companies or a General who fought on the ground in Iraq? Watch this short video where the General says: The stakes are American security, American lives, American bl...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/sclefkowitz/listening_t...

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