START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

5 Reasons Keystone XL Pipeline is a Bad Idea

  • 2 of 3

3. It will threaten vast pristine landscapes, rivers and wildlife. Running between Alberta, Canada and the Gulf Coast of Texas, Keystone XL will cross nearly 1,750 water bodies, like rivers and steams, and risk contaminating the Ogallala Aquifer (the drinking water source for millions of people). It would also cut through the heart of prime wildlife habitat, including homes for at least 20 imperiled species.

4. It will expand the destruction of Canada’s boreal forests. Tar sands oil is the dirtiest oil on Earth. Producing oil from sand has terrible impacts on the environment, including the destruction of tens of thousands of acres of boreal forest, pollution of hundreds of millions of gallons of water — each barrel of oil from tar sands requires three barrels of water to produce.

Help stop the Keystone XL pipeline by signing the Center for Biological Diversity’s petition.

  • 2 of 3

Read more: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Photo credit: Courtesy of the Center for Biological Diversity

have you shared this story yet?

some of the best people we know are doing it

266 comments

+ add your own
3:38AM PST on Jan 10, 2015

Go to:
"Urge President Obama to Stop the Keystone Pipeline
author: Moms Clean Air Force
target: President Obama
signatures: 41,761
41,76150,000
we've got 41,761 signatures, help us get to 50,000
overview
petition
The Keystone pipeline encourages the development for many decades of Alberta's tar sands, some of the dirtiest fuel on the planet.

The United States can, and must, refuse to be complicit — refuse to be a partner — in harvesting this filthy fuel.

Keystone is about yesterday's power. We must focus — as engineers, economists, and parents and consumers — on tomorrow's power. Our goal is to power our country with energy that is clean, affordable, and sustainable."

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/victory-state-dept-denies-keystone-xl-pipeline-application.html#ixzz3OPx0TKYH

3:28AM PST on Jan 10, 2015

Thank You for posting the article!

6:46AM PST on Feb 24, 2014

Care2 Causes editors: Why aren't we discussing this today (2-24-2014)?

Scientist Switches Position, Now Supports Keystone XL Pipeline
http://www.npr.org/2014/02/21/280528523/scientist-switches-position-now-supports-keystone-xl-pipeline

Steyer: Keystone XL Pipeline Would Get Canada Better Oil Price
http://www.npr.org/2014/02/24/281916784/tom-steyer-on-keystone-xl-pipeline

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Steyer
In 2010, Steyer and his wife, along with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, signed the Giving Pledge to donate half their fortune to charity. Steyer is on the board of Next Generation, a non-profit that intends to tackle children's issues and the environment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcia_McNutt
Marcia Kemper McNutt (born February 19, 1952) is an American geophysicist who is editor-in-chief of the journalScience. McNutt was director of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and science adviser to the United States Secretary of the Interior.

12:54PM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

wealth breeds greed.........
greed creates injustice and destruction.......


its easier to remain addicted and or become newly addicted to new oil rather than make the gifts of conservation and or changes that will lead to a cleaner healthier future for all life and the planet.......

6:00PM PST on Dec 3, 2012

"TransCanada didn’t bother to ask the people of this neighborhood if they wanted to have millions of gallons of poisonous tar sands pumped through their backyards," said Almonte. "This multinational corporation has bullied landowners and expropriated homes to fatten its bottom line."

On Monday afternoon Almonte and Collins were forcibly removed from the pipe by police and arrested. The police also arrested a third activist, Isabel Indigo Brooks, who was assisting Almonte and Collins inside the pipe, Tar Sands Blockade reports. The group says the three were were charged with misdemeanors of resisting arrest, criminal trespassing and illegal dumping.

5:20PM PST on Dec 3, 2012

Tar Sands Activists Barricade Themselves Inside Keystone XL
Another act in Tar Sands Blockade's ceaseless fight against TransCanada's pipeline
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/12/03-1#

5:22AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIHBvc6H9J4

10:34AM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

Building the pipeline off the coast of BC is, and always has been a risk. There is an incredible amount of seismic activity in and around the BC coast (see links below) as well as the Japan quake/tsunami debris now hammering the BC coastlines. There is no way that Enbridge can secure all along the pipelines to ensure that either an earthquake and/or several tons of debris will not break the pipeline from either of these events. A pipeline off the Canadian west coast is a disaster waiting to happen and with Enbridge's abysmal record, it is a guarantee.

Seismic activity in and around the B.C. coast is increasing in frequency. The pipeline must not go forward.

http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/recent/maps-cartes/index-eng.php?maptype=30d&tpl_region=canada

http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/index-eng.php?tpl_region=west

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/02/04/british-columbia-coast-hit-with-5-7-magnitude-earthquake/

2:21AM PST on Mar 3, 2012

now you have had your wee vent russell r i have to ask do you feel better for it?

6:42PM PST on Mar 2, 2012

Self-congratulatory pats on the back are supposed to excuse your ill behavior? :rolleyes:

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

Care2 - Be Extraordinary - Start a Care2 Petition
ads keep care2 free
CONTACT THE EDITORS

Recent Comments from Causes

Where is all the erstwhile outrage at "the government coming between you and your doctor"? The party…

meet our writers

Steve Williams Steve Williams is a passionate supporter of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) rights, human... more
ads keep care2 free



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.