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5 Reasons Keystone XL Pipeline is a Bad Idea

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5. It will dramatically deepen our addiction to climate-killing fossil fuels. Greenhouse gas emissions from tar-sands development are two to three times higher than those from conventional oil and gas operations. That’s exactly the wrong direction for reversing global warming. Scientists tell us we must reduce atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide to 350 parts per million or less. Today, it’s 391 ppm, and Keystone XL would certainly drive that up and worsen the devastating effects of global warming — from rising oceans to melting glaciers to extreme and dangerous weather events – that we’re already seeing around the world.

Simply put, it’s not in our interest to court oil spills, worsen climate change and jeopardize rivers, streams, drinking water, people and wildlife. Its time to tell Congress to stand up to Big Oil and Gas and reject Keystone XL, permanently.

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

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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:

6:08PM PST on Mar 2, 2012

J. Waste - You ask why I am a member here. I am here to make a difference. There really is not too much that I can do on my own, but, with the help of Care2 members, I have become many in which many actions have been taken because we care, Besides that actions that have been taken with others, I have given 422 days of
sponsorship for needy children, saved 3,108.8 sq. ft. of rainforest, have 106 acres protected for big cat habitat, made 421 clicks to end breast cancer, helped 423 homeless pets, made 423 clicks to defend baby seals, have protected 42,100 sq. ft. of ocean, given meals to 420 primate, I hope you enjoyed yours, offset 425 days of computer energy use, made 421 clicks to protect women from violence, given 118 days of safe drinking water, giving 6 children rehydration salts, offset 78 pounds carbon, planted 33 trees, 50 farm animals that will be raised humanely, 17 weeks of clean cooking, 8 honey bees to aid financially, 6 cement ovens, and most of all, made 19 new friends that care about Nature and the Environment as I do!
"And you ask me why I am a member here?" Those are all my reasons!
~ ~ Now let me ask you something. This is all about the XL Pipeline, which I happen to be against, if you bothered to read any of the 255 post that are here, of which, I may say that, out of the 255 postings you happen to 255 person to make a comment, not about the XL Pipeline, but, about me. I take no offence when it comes from someone like you. Someone who just likes to

3:43AM PST on Mar 2, 2012

russell r why are you even a member here? go waste your own time and get your internet disconnected

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