24 Jan '12, 4pm

Gov Daniels sings the praises of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, despite the facts. #SOTU

After the State of the Union address tonight, we can expect Governor Daniels’ GOP response to sing the praises of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline which would put Americans at risk to benefit multinational oil companies. Keystone XL was rejected by the President last week as not in the national interest. This is a project through America, not to America. It is a project that would put our farms, waters, and climate at risk so that the oil industry could get a better price for tar sands in overseas markets. The President showed leadership in rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline – we have cleaner energy options than tar sands. We don’t have to look far to see what is driving the GOP lawmakers in their praise of this dirty energy project. Jack Gerrard the head of the American Petroleum Institute, which counts the major tar sands oil players among its members, threate...

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