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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Obama and the Keystone Pipeline

"Allowing the Keystone pipeline to be built requires a finding that doing so would be in our nation's interest," says POTUS. "And our national interest will be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. The net effects of the pipeline's impact on our climate will be absolutely critical to determining whether this project is allowed to go forward."

Baby steps, baby steps to climate change. Holding back the pipeline is one small steps towards improving our existence on the only place we have to live. What a relief! Not only will this prevent even more carbon emissions going into the atmosphere but it will prevent oil spills that are bound to happen if this project goes through.

Transcanada, the owner of the Keystone Pipeline XL, has had two oil spills a day on average, since the company started 37 years ago! Building more pipelines surely is not the answer when you cannot even make the ones you already have safe. These spills destroy not only precious underground water reserves but highly environmentally sensitive protected areas and your own back yard. These spills are devastating killing everything it touches, including vegetation and wildlife, and is near impossible to clean up. The best way to stop these oil spills from coming to our back yard is to prevent that pipeline from making it's way down through our states. Preventing more carbon emissions in the atmosphere is extremely important, as well as preventing oil spills.

Hooray to the President for taking the first crucial step for climate change and protecting the only earth we have!

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