03 Jun '11, 6pm

Perilous pipeline: Help a Texas town fight back against the tar sands

Perilous pipeline: Help a Texas town fight back against the tar sands

Oil refineries outside Channelview. Do we really need to add a tar-sands pipeline to the mix? Photo: KM&G-Morris Will Hillary Clinton put the desires of a giant oil corporation ahead of the needs and health of low-income communities and communities of color? Will anyone else in the Obama administration stand up and stop her? With the State Department’s comment period on a proposed tar-sands oil pipeline set to end Monday, these questions are about to be answered. The State Department is considering whether to grant approval to oil giant TransCanada to construct a pipeline—the Keystone XL —to carry the world’s dirtiest oil from Canada’s tar sands through the Midwest to refineries in Texas, including refineries near Channelview, Texas, where I live. But before the State Department can approve TransCanada’s proposal, the law requires it to review the pipeline’s environmental ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/pollution/2011-06-03-hillary-clinton...

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