18 Oct '11, 4pm

Redford to Obama: Stand up for America, Say No to Keystone XL

It is not in our national interest to hasten climate change by encouraging production of the world's dirtiest oil. Nor is it in our interest to help a Canadian company pipe its dirty oil 2,000 miles through America's backyards and over the Oglalla Aquifer, a critical source of water for millions of Americans. From the Gulf of Mexico to the Yellowstone River, we've seen communities and ecosystems devastated by recent oil spills. Yet we continue to swallow the oil industry spin that safety is paramount. (Redford, an NRDC board member who worked as a roustabout for Standard Oil as a teenager, says this rhetoric makes him "want to throw up.") Let's be honest. The Keystone XL pipeline is an accident waiting to happen. This past spring, two pipelines operated by TransCanada, the conglomerate behind Keystone XL, ruptured. In the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, all it would take is...

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