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Hillary: Say it ain’t so! NO TO OIL SANDS PIPELINE.

December 9, 2010

Contrary to what the US has assured other countries it will do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was quoted as saying she was inclined to approve a pipeline from the Alberta oil sands that will pass through many mid-western states en route to the Gulf of Mexico.

According to an article published by McClatchy by Renee Schoof, the oil will flow from the Alberta oil sands “where the northern forest is cut so that giant trucks can scrape up black sand containing bitumen, an extra-heavy crude. The Environmental Protection Agency figures that bitumen requires so much energy to extract and refine that it produces 82 percent more greenhouse gas emissions than average U.S. crude from the time it’s mined until it ends up in a car’s gasoline tank.”

Secretary Clinton, this is outrageous! The US will lose credibility if we continue to purchase dirty oil from oil sands in Canada and the US.

We need to walk the walk or stop the talk!

 

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. December 11, 2010 5:49 am

    Morning Rosie
    Did you happen to watch Jesse Ventura last night on Conspiracy Theory regarding the BP Oil Spill?
    Seems there is a NWO plan to make the Gulf Coast from LA to MS into one BIG Oil refinery and everyone and every animal be damned!

  2. December 11, 2010 8:22 am

    Hey lisa! I didn’t see that but it’s tragic what they are doing. I realize there are no sources of easily available clean energy but that is no excuse for our expediting the destruction of our planet.

    I just saw Avatar for the first time the other day. Maybe that’s what it will come down to.

    I DO know that buying oil from the Canadian oil sands is not the answer for our energy future.

  3. December 11, 2010 8:26 am

    And the oil companies are using MY Columbia River to transport their behemoth equipment to operations in Montana and Alberta. They are transporting them to the port of Lewiston ID and then want to truck them the rest of the way. Only problem is they take up both lanes of the highway to get the stuff there! So they plan to travel at night and if they have an accident it will be a disaster, not to mention if someone in an ambulance behind the trucks need to get to the hospital. And they are planning hundreds of trips! The locals are protesting and it is being held up in court, but a judge should be ruling by Christmas.

  4. March 10, 2011 2:20 am

    Hi there!
    I work for a research institute in the Netherlands and would like to know if it is possible to use the above picture (of the tar sands) for our annual report 2010. We conducted some research about the negative impacts of tar sands and the corporate actors involved (see our website). In our annual report we will publish a short summary of these researches and I think this picture would go very well with it.
    It would be very helpful if you could let me know who took it or has the publishing rights.
    Thanks a lot!
    Anna

  5. Anonymous permalink
    March 10, 2011 4:08 am

    hi anna, sorry to say that i do not know who took that photo. I just pulled it off the web. I will try to see if I can find the source for you.

  6. March 10, 2011 9:50 am

    Anna, I have tried to find the original photo online with no success. I am sorry I didn’t link to the original when I posted this. I need to be more mindful of giving credit for photos I post.

    sorry I can’t be more helpful.

  7. March 17, 2011 8:00 am

    Thanks a lot anyway! We might go for another picture then!

  8. Anonymous permalink
    March 31, 2012 2:39 pm

    Your hatrid of the Canadian OIL (not tar) sands is pretty ridiculous. Where do you propose you are going to get ‘clean’ Oil from. The middle east??

  9. Anonymous permalink
    January 8, 2014 4:42 am

    [..] The US will lose credibility [..]
    What credibility? Is there any left to lose? 🙂

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