05 Oct '11, 9am

Three (More) Reasons to Oppose the XL Pipeline | Care2 Causes

Three (More) Reasons to Oppose the XL Pipeline | Care2 Causes

As the clock ticks down before President Obama’s final decision on whether to approve the controversial XL Pipeline, reasons to oppose the project continue to surface. Because it crosses the U.S. boundary with Canada, the process of approving (or not approving) the pipeline’s construction is run by the State Department, which will make a final recommendation to the President, reportedly by the end of this year. The 1,700 mile long pipeline would run from the tar sands of Canada to refineries in Texas. Environmentalists oppose the project on the grounds that fuel’s extraction and transportation endangers the atmosphere, the ecosystems and the aquifers of the land it would cross. In addition to the environmental damage, critics are now calling out the validity of the approval process itself as well as whether the pipeline would actually reduce American dependence on foreign ...

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