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  •  The fight against Tar Sand/oil consumption (6+ / 0-)

    shouldn't stop if the Keystone XL gets built.  Support of high-mileage vehicles, electric and hybrid cars, and alternative fuels, mass transit, speedy trains, could suppress our oil demand to a point where the XL pipeline would never run at capacity.

    Tar Sands oil is a last resort. Already, the evil Koch brothers are backing away from refining Keystone XL-transported Tar Sands because of the high costs of processing it, vs "cleaner" crude oil sources.

    For exmple, the Koch's Flint Hills West Refinery in Corpus Christi recently filed for an expansion to increase production.  But the application says the refinery will be processing additional oil from the Texas Eagle Ford fields, not the Tar Sands crude.

    Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

    by 6412093 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 11:22:35 AM PDT

    •  Also cleaner shale oil (at a great damage to the (3+ / 0-)
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      Laurence Lewis, wader, ybruti

      ecology) is lighter and considered "cleaner." One way or another Big Oil will find a way to keep on its destructive path.

      The US is already on the right track with oil consumption going down every year.

      It's urgent to stop the ecocide up there in the boreal forest. Let's not throw our hands up in the air now. Blocking the pipeline will hurt investment and that will slow down the destruction.

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