Tarred and Feathered

Tarred and Feathered

A Canadian-based company is bluffing and bullying its way through six states so it can pump the world's dirtiest oil through a 1,661-mile-long pipeline that crosses some of our most fragile wildlife habitats and lies inside earth's largest underground reservoir.

By Ted Williams
Published: July-August 2011

No matter what the State Department decides, TransCanada's legal standing is as porous and unstable as the Sandhills themselves. And the question Americans need to ask the Obama administration and state politicians is this: Is our addiction to foreign oil really so irresistible that state lawmakers and the White House have to risk the health of U.S. citizens and trample their property rights?

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Write Secretary Hillary Clinton--at the U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520--and urge her to deny TransCanada's permit. Ask your legislators to make the same request. For the latest information on Keystone XL, go to Bold Nebraska.

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Ted Williams

Ted Williams is freelance writer.

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Thanks Ted. I was thinking

Thanks Ted. I was thinking that there should be a about 600 instead of 400. Now I start to get it.

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