Tuesday, March 6, 2012

No Keystone XL!

Port Arthur has a Free Trade Zone (exporting is simplified); pipe segments are fabricated in India (job creation; not here!); eminent domain is being used as a threat against land owners along the pipeline's path (a tool for public efforts being employed for a private, for profit, project); an enormous amount of energy is being used to: strip boreal forests (removing hundreds of square miles of nature’s best carbon sequestering processors), strip mine the bitumen (it is a solid, diluted, difficult to handle with minimal oil content product), prepare the product (solid to almost-liquid consistency) to be able to travel via a pipe; 14 leaks in the original Keystone pipeline, an abomination across the 'Saudi Arabia of Wind.'

The Keystone XL pipeline is something well worth the effort required to stop it!!!