07 Oct '11, 5pm

Dissent Rocks Final Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Hearing

Industry leaders! Folks that stand to earn a profit from the construction of the pipeline. It's really that simple. Watching the hearings, it becomes crystal, crystal clear what divides the Keystone XL supporters and its opponents: Money. Those who stand to make some are in favor, and those whose lives stand to be ruined by it -- or recognize that many others' will be -- oppose it. Crazy, right? Two South Dakota ranchers took the podium and literally wept at the prospect of seeing a pipeline plow through the land surrounding their homes. Right before that, power company employees stepped up and extolled the virtues of getting oil from a "friendly neighbor" instead of those big, scary "unstable, unfriendly" countries in the Middle East. The contrast, needless to say, was striking. Hearing the passionless talking points recited next to truly heartfelt pleas to protect homes ...

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