02 Dec '11, 9pm

All In A Day's Work: What Some in Congress Are Doing For (or rather, against) Our Health, Environment

Merry Christmas, America. The Republican leader of the House is willing to derail a payroll tax cut that financially struggling Americans badly need. Why? So a Canadian company can put its Keystone XL pipeline down the heart of America, crossing nearly 2,000 rivers and streams, as well as the Ogallala Aquifer, the source of drinking water for 2 million people in the Midwest, on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. Note that the pipeline’s predecessor, Keystone 1, has already leaked 14 times since June 2010. And note that the acidic tar sands that Canada is digging up in ancient forests wants to pump down the pipeline creates exponentially more greenhouse gases than conventional oil extraction.

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/bkeefe/all_in_a_days_wo...

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