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  •  Just two examples of existing pipelines... (2+ / 0-)
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    randallt, Mary Mike
    What Happens When Tar Sands Pipelines Break?
    Not only is the development of tar sands destroying Canada's ecosystems and our global atmosphere, but transporting this dirty fuel to U.S. markets has also proven to be extremely dangerous, unpredictable and uncontrollable.

    Exxon Mobil Pegasus Pipeline (Mayflower, Arkansas) - On March 29, 2013, an Exxon Mobile pipeline carrying tar sands oil from Canada burst in the middle of a residential area in Arkansas, sending thousand of gallons of heavy crude oil through neighborhood streets.

    Enbridge Line 6B Pipeline (Kalamazoo River, Michigan) - In the summer of 2010, a ruptured pipeline dumped more than 1 million gallons of raw tar sands oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River, poisoning people and wildlife for miles around. It is known as the largest freshwater tar sands oil spill in U.S. history.

    http://www.nwf.org/...
    •  then there's this (2+ / 0-)
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      where4art, Glen The Plumber
      Keystone XL alone would emit at least 181 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, the emissions equivalent of putting an additional 37.7 million cars on the road.

      By itself, Keystone could support an increase in tar sands
      production of 36%
      .

      link

      Ecology is the new Economy => Kosonomy

      by citisven on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 06:30:33 PM PST

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