Not Just Another Pipeline: The Truth About Tar Sands and Keystone XL

By Tom Steyer

Cross-posted from NextGenClimate.org

According to the tar sands lobby, Keystone XL is just another pipeline — but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

When an oil company executive tells American families that we don’t need to be concerned with tar sands pipeline safety, it’s not only misleading, it’s insulting. Tell that to the people of Mayflower, Arkansas, where more than 200,000 gallons of dirty tar sands oil spilled from ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline last spring, soaking their homes, land and water.

Nearly one year later, the recovery effort in Mayflower is still incomplete. A contributing factor? Heavy, …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green