30 Dec '11, 10pm

The Year In Dirty Energy: Keystone XL

police force must have recently put in a big order for plasti-cuffs. The commencement of the Keystone XL pipeline protest , which kicked off this past weekend, saw over 100 arrested in the first two days. But there won’t be time for a donut break yet, as the action is set to continue over the next two weeks with over 2,000 people signed up to get arrested in protest of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline that would carry the world’s filthiest oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast if approved by the Obama administration. With people coming in from all around the nation, protesters hope to pressure President Obama to deny the permit needed to build the proposed 1700-mile pipeline from Alberta to the US Gulf Coast. Reports about the supposed safety of the pipeline have proven less than stellar , and TransCanada pipelines have already had 12 spills this year. The administration mus...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/year-dirty-energy-keystone-xl

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