29 Dec '11, 3pm

Energy security is found in freedom from oil, not in Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

The current threat from Iran to block oil movements through the Strait of Hormuz has some Republicans calling for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring tar sands oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast refineries. Energy security is important and the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not the way to get there. Our economic and national security lies in clean energy, not in deepening our dependence on ever more expensive, dirtier and riskier forms of oil such as tar sands . Dependence on oil (from anywhere) is what makes us vulnerable to price spikes or supply disruptions. So the more fuel-efficient we get, the less we are beholden to foreign sources of oil - whether Iranian or Canadian. This is one of many reasons why the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not in the national interest. Tar sands oil interests claim that Canadian tar sands are the only way for ...

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