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  •  there are SO many wrongs with this pipeline (14+ / 0-)

    the list is long, and truly, i can not think of one positive.

    the tar sands are killing and sicking people now, and for years now, in Canada, the First Nation communities. the tar sands are killing wildlife, polluting and contaminating natural resources, and all of this will worsen with this pipeline.

    there is no effective means of cleaning up a spill. still working on one spill a year later. you can't even use booms because the tar sands sink to bottom. what if happens in groundwater basin?

    any jobs are temporary and few.

    NASA scientist Hansen says developing these tar sands is game over for climate.

    i'm not covering all the bad impacts, but wanted to give you some idea.

    "It is in the shelter of each other that people live." Irish Proverb

    by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 05:20:03 PM PST

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    •  Often forgotten is the destruction of the (4+ / 0-)

      Muskeg. That'll release lots of methane, and the Muskeg took over 1000 years to develop.

      Think of Muskeg as Canadian peatbog.

      So digging up bitumen destroys the Muskeg and drives out the animals , and even if you replant the land.... it will be grasses and bushes that those animals wont adapt to.

      Did I say lots of methane?

      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 07:01:43 PM PST

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