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The Animal That Stands to Lose the Most in the Keystone Pipeline Deal


Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, XL Keystone Pipeline protests, activism, activists, humans, pollution, healthconditions, conservation, trees, native rights, animals, politics, animals, wildlife )

Cal
- 473 days ago - takepart.com
Out of the many creatures that will suffer from pipeline construction and oil excavation, caribou are most vulnerable.



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Christeen Anderson (469)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:33 am
This is a shame. We must keep up the fight. Thank you.
 

Isa Villanen (44)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:36 am
Noted. Thanks Cal!
Would have signed, but it was apparently meant only for Americans...
 

Tim C. (1828)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:49 am
ty
 

Winn Adams (191)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:09 pm
Signed
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 6:52 pm
Signed and noted, TY Cal
 

lee e. (114)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:08 pm
You mean that besides the global warming that will continue to really diminish the homo sapiens - there's actually more species that might be affected?
 

Jason S. (57)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:56 pm
Signed, thanks
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:13 pm
Thanks.
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:36 pm
Sorry Cal but on this one I have to call not true!! I wish I could add pictures of the Caribou up on the North Slope here in Alaska along with the Bear to show the proof but unfortunately I can't add the photographs! :-( The Caribou meander around on the ground eating leichen and whatever else they eat or they lounge around sleeping. The herds thrive and there is no threat to them in the least. The Bear crawl on top of the pipeline and take a stroll down it. They get to the point where it's no different than animals in a zoo where one would think they would not be able to survive being enclosed and restrained behind a fence but they thrive and live on too. At least for the Caribou and the Bear they roam freely without a care in the world! People who don't want this to go though throw out these claims to get people fired up to stop this pipeline from happening...it's all part of their agenda!
 

Nyack Clancy (433)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:48 pm
Alaska isn;t Canada, Carol-

Canada has three types of caribou - Peary, barren-ground, woodland. These types are sub- classified by eco-type, based on where they live and how they behave.

The Woodland Caribou is an Endangered Species in Canada.

Woodland caribou, far more rare than the well known barren ground caribou, have kept a tiny toehold in the United States in the Panhandle of Idaho. Even that sometimes slips and the herd spends its time just to the north in British Columbia. About 600 square miles of the American area is being proposed as “critical habitat” by the U.S. government under the Endangered Species Act.

 

Nyack Clancy (433)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:58 pm
Carol from Alaska says-"People who don't want this to go though throw out these claims to get people fired up to stop this pipeline from happening...it's all part of their agenda!"

Alaska has thirteen herds of barren-ground caribou.

There are no woodland caribou in Alaska at all where you live Carol. We see the "agenda".
 

Edo R. (71)
Monday May 13, 2013, 12:29 am
Thanks for caring and sharing!
 

Leslene Dunn (73)
Monday May 13, 2013, 3:17 am
Noted and signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 3:49 am
thank you
 

Lynn D. (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:05 am
Truly sad, thanks for info!
 

Mari 's (1365)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:12 am
Burning fossil fuels is going to kill 1000's of species on land and in water. It's also going to poison our water supply and make it more and more acidic until nothing can live. We need to move away from fossil fuels. If Exxon can spend A half a million dollars to distort climate science they can use Millions to advance science. people want this because of the price of oil from other countries!? Tell Exxon to stop using our hard earned money to distort science and maybe then the prices will go DOWN. Unbelievable. Ceramic Engineering EXXON.
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:12 am
Signed for the caribou.
 

Mari 's (1365)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:17 am
Plzzzz Tell Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) to Unfriend Big Oil

I am hugely disappointed to hear that your group FWD.us is funding ads that support the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and drilling in the Arctic Refuge. You've been a leader in technology. We expect you to be a leader on climate change and clean energy innovation, not bankrolling ads for dirty energy projects.

You're welcome to praise politicians for their stance on immigration without trashing the planet. But if you're friends with Big Oil, I'm not interested in supporting you or your political goals.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/577339509/3577394
 

Frances Darcy (218)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:21 am
noted
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:54 am
Signed, and the pipeline must be stopped for other reasons too.
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:12 am
Leave their home tranquil
 

John S. (300)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:33 am
Noted.
 

Birgitta S. (230)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:26 am
Noted.
 

. (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 10:18 am
Reading sad stories like this is one thing, doing some practical to help is another. If we could use a little less oil, and other forms of power produced from fossil fuels, then we could not only help these poor creatures but also limit, albeit to a small degree, the damage that we are doing to our planet.
 

Sonali G. (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 11:49 am
thanks
 

Esther Z. (101)
Monday May 13, 2013, 12:33 pm
Noted.
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:01 pm
Noted, thank you Cal!
 

Jaime A. (32)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:04 pm
Noted, thanks.!!
 

Carol D. (109)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:05 pm
I dont know enough about this but i am sure it will hurt more than Caribou so does not sound a good thing
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:08 pm
signed and noted,ty
 

Paulett Simunich (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:10 pm
I do not support the pipeline..........Period!!!!!! Whatever side of the fence you are on......read, and make yourselves knowledgeable. Maybe the caribou are not endangered...at this time..it is a moot point, because
WE are the endangered species.....Make no mistake........this pipeline will only add to the problems we endangered humans species face on a daily basis...........
 

Yvette S. (30)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:16 pm
Done
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:15 pm
Truly awful and sad.
 

Virgene L. (6)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:32 pm
The woodland caribou is threatened and a spill and the destruction of boreal forest would impact it as well as any other species, including humans! Please stop the Keystone XL pipeline and stop Arctic drilling. Thank you.
 

Dana B. (133)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:59 pm
Signed, thank you
 
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