Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 13, 2013, 12:29 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic
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NASA's James Hansen Explains His Decision to Join Keystone Pipeline Protests. Hansen says the Keystone XL Pipeline will essentially mean game over.
Hansen was later arrested for protesting the pipeline. - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-29/nasa-s-hansen-arrested-outside-white-house-at-pipeline-protest.html
January 7th, 2013 - Members of Occupy Detroit and opponents of the Keystone XL project protest outside the Chase building in Detroit on Monday.
About 50 protesters tried to occupy the Houston offices of TransCanada Corp, the company building the pipeline, on Monday. Two were reportedly arrested.
Environmentalists urge Obama to block Keystone XL and act on climate change. After a strategy of 'climate silence' during president's first term, activist groups signal intent to be more vocal in next four years. - http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/07/obama-administration-climate-change
All this time to debate a pipeline that Transcanada has even said would be used to increase american energy costs by up to 4 billion per year, particularly for the Midwest.
The answer is no when you factor in dollars, and the answer should be no when you factor in the safety of the American people. All this shit just to allow a foreign oil company to profit.
Hansen calls the pipeline a "fuse to the biggest carbon bomb on the planet."
"In Oklahoma, Obama Declares Pipeline Support"
RIPLEY, Okla. — President Obama stood in a red-dirt field before acres of stacked pipeline pieces on Thursday to illustrate his support for expedited construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. But his public declaration for the project pleased neither the industry and its Republican allies nor environmentalists.
“Today, we’re making this new pipeline from Cushing to the gulf a priority,” Obama said, while the northern portion requires additional review.
“But the fact is that my administration has approved dozens of new oil and gas pipelines over the last three years, including one from Canada,” Mr. Obama added. “And as long as I’m president, we’re going to keep on encouraging oil development and infrastructure, and we’re going to do it in a way that protects the health and safety of the American people.” - Obama
"If Obama chooses the dirty needle it is game over because it will confirm that Obama was just greenwashing, like the other well-oiled coal-fired politicians with no real intention of solving the addiction. Canada is going to sell its dope, if it can find a buyer. So if the United States is buying the dirtiest stuff, it also surely will be going after oil in the deepest ocean, the Arctic, and shale deposits; and harvesting coal via mountaintop removal and long-wall mining. Obama will have decided he is a hopeless addict." - Quote James Hansen
Parts of West Virginia are completely destroyed by mountain top removal. Poisoning the water, the air, and now birds just randomly fall from the sky. I highly recommend the book Days of Destruction Days of Revolt that discusses these issues in great detail including personal accounts of those run off the land by corrupt coal and oil companies.
Have you ever heard of manufacturing consent? Because that's what is happening with this pipeline.
My congressman, Lee Terry, straight works for Transcanada and advertises for the pipeline. The corporate takeover is just about complete. This pipeline cannot be allowed.