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MUST SEE! The Keystone XL Pipeline is coming to pollute your backyard!

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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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Everyone MUST watch this video! I had not seen this before. The enormity and scope of the pipelines they plan on putting across the US is incredible!


Removing oil from tar sands is one of the dirtiest and most contaminating processes on earth, destroying Boreal forest, one of the last pristine forest left in the world is being destroyed mile by mile, irreversabley. The process uses more more water than a whole city of 2 million people and produces 36 million tons of carbon dioxide a day, causes as much greenhouse gas as 1.3 million cars a day. The contamination being done to the environment is huge. President Obama is currently considering allowing the Keystone XL pipeline to take oil from the Tar Sands in Alberta all across the US, running through our parks, farmlands, cultural sights and protected wildlife areas.

youtu.be...


Starting today, August 20th,there is a peaceful rolling sit- in until September 3rd at gates of the White House. Over 2,000 people have already signed up expecting to be arrested.

This MUST NOT not be done to the US. Look at what has already happened to the Gulf of Mexico!

www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Look at what has already happened from tar sands in Michigan.

www.abovetopsecret.com...




Exercise your right to peaceful protest. We must pave the way to a green economy, not more possible contamination and transport of fossil fuel across the US.

We must say NO to the keystone pipeline. For our children, our grandchildren and the future of this planet.

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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 11:00 AM
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Tar sands has nothing to do with the leak in Michigan and I support the use of tar sands.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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How often does the Alaskan pipeline fail?

That may be a good comparison to use when considering this.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 11:13 AM
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Originally posted by mikellmikell
Tar sands has nothing to do with the leak in Michigan and I support the use of tar sands.



www.nwf.org...


On Monday, July 26th 2010 an estimated one million gallons of raw tar sands crude oil burst from a pipeline into a creek that feeds the Kalamazoo River. The oil spreading quickly in the flooded river, coating wildlife, saturating marshlands, backyards, businesses and farm land. The flow of the oil was contained before reaching Lake Michigan.

The raw tar sands oil disaster was caused by a break in a pipeline owned by Canadian tar sands giant, Enbridge.



www.dirtyoilsands.org...



Canada’s oil sands producers have suffered another black eye in the United States with Enbridge (ENB-T49.65-0.88-1.74%) pipeline break that has spilled some three million litres of crude into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River.

The high-profile accident and resulting political outcry comes at a sensitive time for the Canadian industry, which is looking expand pipeline access and exports to the U.S. Canadian officials have sought to quietly capitalize on BP’s catastrophic blowout in the Gulf of Mexico by positioning the oil sands as a greener, safer alternative to offshore crude.

But there is growing opposition to oil sands pipelines – whether Enbridge’s planned Northern Gateway project to the West Coast or Enbridge (TRP-T35.93-0.33-0.91%) Keystone XL line to the U.S. Gulf Coast. And the Michigan spill, while small compared to the estimated 800 million litres that have spewed from BP’s well, provides fresh ammunition to the industry’s critics.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 11:19 AM
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Originally posted by kro32
How often does the Alaskan pipeline fail?

That may be a good comparison to use when considering this.


www.guardian.co.uk...


Jan 10,2011


The Trans-Alaska pipeline system, which transports oil from the Prudhoe Bay field, was closed on Saturday following the discovery of a leak. The incident is expected to drive up oil prices, and could mean motorists face even higher costs at the pumps.

Prudhoe Bay is America's largest oil reserve. BP is the largest shareholder in the company which runs the Trans-Alaska pipeline, called Alyeska Pipeline Service.

The leak occurred at a pumping station at Alaska's North Slope, and forced 95% of oil production at the site to be cut off.

A BP spokesman based in America described the leak as "a significant event" and it is not clear how long it will take to restart production.


www.msnbc.msn.com...

03/06/06

As of Sunday afternoon, crews had recovered 1,097 barrels — or more than 46,074 gallons — of crude and snowmelt.

The amount spilled is far greater than BP and government officials are saying, according to oil industry critic Chuck Hamel.

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05/25/10
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Several thousand barrels of North Slope crude oil spilled into a containment area along the Alaska pipeline Tuesday when an open valve at a pump station allowed oil to overflow a tank, the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company said.

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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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I applaud the effort. Though if BP is an example of how he handles a crisis...It doesn't look good for this cause as well.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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Originally posted by Perplexedandconfused

Originally posted by kro32
How often does the Alaskan pipeline fail?

That may be a good comparison to use when considering this.


www.guardian.co.uk...


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I thought it was implied that these links showed that the Alaskan Pipeline have leaked, therefore it can be assumed that the Keystone XL Pipeline will leak as well. These are 2 incidents I found and they don't include the times people decided to use the pipeline as a rifle practice!



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 04:14 PM
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Young and old, men and women are peacefully protesting in unity in front of the US White House against the
Keystone Pipeline and Tar Sands.


65 so far have been arrested today alone as people stand up to let President Obama know they are against the pipeline being placed throughout the US.

65 Arrested


Here are many pictures of various people of all ages protesting the pipeline and putting pressure on President Obama to say "no" to the Tar Sands and Pipleine.


From the Huffington Post:


www.huffingtonpost.com...
Keystone XL and Tar Sand protesters arrested in DCTar Sands and Keystone XL Pipeline.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 07:56 PM
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According to this website 70 protesters were arrested today as they call on the US President to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline that will transport 900,000 barrels a day of the world’s dirtiest oil to US refineries.


tarsands





Protesters had been told they would probably have to pay $100 and then be released. The police have decided to hold them until Monday hoping to deter more protesters but organizers of the event say they have over 2,000 people who have signed up to protest willing to be arrested as they take a stand against the Pipeline and Tar Sands. At least fifty more plan to protest tomorrow.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 08:50 PM
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Why not build a refinery in Canada?
When it gets to Texas is it headed for China?



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 09:05 PM
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They may cut their own throat. I had read that if oil falls under one hundred bucks a barrel then it isn't cost effective to produce from oil sands. If they provide enough to the market it may drive the price low enough that it isn't profitable.

It really is a shame how they destroy such a beautiful area

Why protest while Obama is on vacation?
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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 10:06 PM
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This article explains how the tar sands are land locked and facing great challenges and opposition from Canadians, especially First Nations people.



On March 23, 2010, British Columbia First Nations of the Central and North Pacific Coast issued a declaration banning tar sands crude oil tanker traffic from traveling through their territories. West Coast Environmental Law’s Legal Comment on Coastal First Nations Declaration explains that “Coastal First Nations have the right to issue a ban on crude oil tankers in their waters, based in their own ancestral laws, in Canadian constitutional law, and in international law” and that they can “take steps to enforce their declaration under their own laws, through the Canadian courts, and/or through legal action at the international level.” On December 2, 2010, a group of 61 First Nations whose lands and waters would be threatened or traversed by the Northern Gateway Pipeline released the Save the Fraser declaration, which includes the following text: “Therefore, in upholding our ancestral laws, Title, Rights and responsibilities, we declare: We will not allow the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines, or similar Tar Sands projects, to cross our lands, territories and watersheds, or the ocean migration routes of Fraser River salmon.” Also in December 2010, a group of First Nations publicly rejected a 10% equity stake in the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. This would be a LOT of money for the First Nations and is a strong indication that they are not going to be bought. In May this year, a group of First Nations people protested outside the Enbridge shareholder meeting in Calgary. Last month, 35 Dene chiefs came out publicly opposing the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.


So Big Oil wants the US to be the shippers of the dirtiest oil on the planet.

Why pipeline in the US?
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posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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Why not build a refinery in Canada?
When it gets to Texas is it headed for China?"

It looks like it will wherever they want to ship it. Big Oil is Big Business.

As to the question that was asked "why protest when Obama is on vacation?"

I don't know when Obama decided to go on vacation. I do know they protests have been planned for quite some time now and they will be going on through September 3rd.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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275 peaceful protesters have been arrested now as of Tuesday morning as they sit in front to the White House attempting to get Obama to say no to the Keystone XL Pipeline. They range in age from 17-71.




One of the concerns of the pipeline is that the pipeline would pass through Nebraska and bisecting the Sandhills and cross the Ogallala Aquifer. Also known as the High Plains Aquifer, it lies beneath the Great Plains of the US. As one of the worlds largest aquifers it covers portions of Nebraska,Wyoming,Colorado, Kansas,Oklahoma, New Mexico,Texas, and South Dakota. It provides drinking water to 82 percent of the people who live in the boundaries of the aquifer and about 30 percent of the nations water for irrigation.

Tar Sands arrests



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 06:30 PM
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This video is a beautiful reminder of why people are protesting the Tar Sands and what they want to preserve. Even if you don't have time to fully watch the video scan through it. There is some awesome footage in there!

Spoil - Documentary on the Great Bear Rainforests under threat by DIRTY TARSANDS / OILSANDS


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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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This is NOT looking good! Despite 381 people being arrested in front on the White House, including actors, actresses and heads of major organizations, it appears Obama is going ahead with plans to support the Keystone XL Pipeline. US Offers Key support for pipeline






The Obama administration gave a crucial green light on Friday to a proposed 1,711-mile pipeline that would carry heavy oil from Canada across the Great Plains to terminals in Oklahoma and the Gulf Coast, saying the project would provide a secure source of energy without significant damage to the environment.

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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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Originally posted by isitjustme
They may cut their own throat. I had read that if oil falls under one hundred bucks a barrel then it isn't cost effective to produce from oil sands. If they provide enough to the market it may drive the price low enough that it isn't profitable.


This is not true BP states...I tend to take the lower number, they'll make it profitable at $45/bbl, I just know this stuff somehow.


“In its calculations for Sunrise, BP has assumed an oil price range of between $60-$90/bbl. BP then estimates that the Sunrise project can break even if oil stays within a range of $45-$70/bbl. The company also assumes that carbon emissions from Sunrise will eventually be priced at a rate of $40 per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent released.
www.msci.com...

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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This article is great! It has numerous maps showing multiple petroleum industry accidents across the US, a pipeline map, where the Keystone XL Pipeline will cross Oil Shale territories, gas fracking areas, and how the pipeline will end adjacent and maybe even in one of the highest seismic areas in the US: Patoka, Illinois. Also shown is how it will be near fracking injection wells that cause earthquakes. There's a map of areas that are or will be fracked and much, much more!

Keystone XL



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 10:07 PM
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I'm undecided on the topic.
Which is the least of the evils?

1. Purchasing from unstable Middle East Using mega tankers?
2. Drilling in deep waters like the Horizon
3. Nuclear power like Fukisha
4. Oil sand recovery from the USA's best friends.

Something has to tie us over until something more viable and green becomes available !
Tell me what we should do and why.




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