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January 7th, 2015 | By Alicia Silverstone


I wanted to share this video with you all about the Keystone Pipeline. I was watching The Daily Show a few weeks ago and saw this segment.  Jon Stewart did a great job of covering the story as well as explaining the situation.

If you are not familiar with the Keystone Pipeline, here is some more basic info. The Canadian company TransCanada hopes to build a pipeline called the Keystone XL. This pipeline would trek close to 2,000 miles from Alberta, Canada all they way to the Gulf Coast of Texas. The Keystone XL wouldn’t just BE transporting regular oil but tar sands oil. Getting oil from tar sands is even worse then extracting standard oil because it’s so much harder to extract and refine. Imagine extracting oil from a sticky tar marshmallow substance? It would take a lot of machinery and tons of water… Not cool!

If we are going to stabilize our climate before things get really out of our control, we cannot go backwards and approve this pipeline!

We have the power to prevent the pipeline from being constructed. The Senate already voted not to pass it in November!! The issue is even though senate voted no, some want to fight back and get this approved sometime early 2015.

Let’s take action to preserve our land, ecosystems, animal friends, and future by spreading awareness about the pipeline, sending a message to Obama, sign the Keystone Xl pledge of peaceful resistance, and stay up to date on upcoming votes.

For more info on the pipeline check out these links:

Keystone Basics

Fact sheet

 

Photo Credit: NY Times, Green


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