13 Feb '12, 8pm

Scientists to Congressional leadership: Do not revive the #KeystoneXL tar sands oil pipeline

Today, a group of fifteen scientists wrote to Congressional leadership to once again express their concerns about the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Canada’s tar sands underlie an area of the Boreal forest the size of Florida. Big Oil is already extracting around 1.5 million barrels per day of this dirty fuel, which causes 20% more global warming pollution than conventional oil on a life-cycle basis (i.e. comparing everything from extraction all the way through to combustion). The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would require an increase in tar sands production in order to be able to fill the pipeline – and would send a signal to industry that it is game on for tar sands expansion. The scientists had written to President Obama over the summer , and wrote that they were glad that President Obama rejected the permit for Keystone XL, but are concerned about Congr...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/eshope/scientists_to_co...

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