08 Oct '11, 1am

Tar Sand Protesters; CO2 Emissions, Clean Water and American Blood

Tar Sand Protesters; CO2 Emissions, Clean Water and American Blood

In Washington today, hundreds of people from all walks of life packed a State Department hearing at the massive Ronald Reagan office building, ready for one last-ditch effort to fend off the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. They were a diverse assortment of people; ex-military officers, ranchers, religious leaders, mayors, athletes and public health officials. All spoke out against the massive tar sands pipeline proposal that would pump millions of gallons of corrosive tar sands oil through the breadbasket of the country, threatening crucial drinking water aquifers and communities stretching from Montana to Texas. “This pipeline will keep us addicted to oil and it will get more of our guys killed,” Ret. Brigadier Gen. Steven Anderson told a panel of State Department officials. “This is about CO2 emissions, clean water and American blood.” Mike Klink , a safety inspector who ...

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