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New Reasons To Be Terrified of XL Pipeline Obama Is Considering

by Russ Baker, Who What Why:

This is Part 1 of a 2-part Series

(Next: A Cautionary Tale—Tar Sands Oil Spills and Health)

Debate continues to rage over whether the Obama administration should approve TransCanada Corporation’s contentious Keystone XL pipeline.

Meanwhile, little attention has focused on the impact of tar sands oil spills in far-flung states. Two accidents, in Arkansas and Michigan, raise largely unaddressed questions about the true cost to human health and the environment—and the high cost and difficulty of cleanup. But there are other issues as well, ranging from the political and economic impact to the behavior of the corporations involved to the very nature of the substance itself.

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3 comments to New Reasons To Be Terrified of XL Pipeline Obama Is Considering

  • andrew james

    I know all about the hexane benzene and other chemicals. That’s one of the reasons I stopped driving. You can’t stop everybody from dumping sulphur and other bad stuff into the environment. It’s their right. fill er up

    • jonathan

      You can stop them from dumping poisons into the environment by giving them available technology which could easily replace petro engines there are so many technologies. The reason we use petroleum have nothing to do with its efficiency it is an extemely primitive technology and should be banned.

  • andrew james

    You say “we” like you have a mouse in your pocket. I…EYE… don’t use petroleum.

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