13 Feb '12, 7pm

Opponents of Keystone XL Aim for 500,000 Anti-Pipeline Pledges in 24 Hours

Opponents of Keystone XL Aim for 500,000 Anti-Pipeline Pledges in 24 Hours

The Keystone XL is indeed an oily, lumbering zombie that keeps on lurching back to life . As anticipated, the 1,700 mile pipeline, which will carry some of the world's dirtiest oil from Alberta, Canada to refineries in Texas, has been resuscitated yet again (remember, it's already been killed twice). But a coalition of pipeline opponents are working to help shoot it down yet again, with an online drive to collect half a million signatures in just 24 hours. This time, GOP senators are seeking to tack a rider approving the Keystone XL onto a transportation bill that's on the fast-track for approval. Grist.org describes the effort accordingly : "The idea here, plainly, is to try to force President Obama into what his opponents think is going to be an enormously unpopular election-year decision to reject the pipeline yet again." But why does the pipeline keep getting revitaliz...

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