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The Senate could vote as early as tomorrow on a plan to greenlight construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Despite President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline a few weeks ago, Republicans in Congress are once again engaging in hostage-taking. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) has introduced an amendment to the transportation bill that would force approval of Keystone XL.
Tragically, some moderate Democrats appear to be playing along – so this bill could have enough votes to pass.
No evaluation process. No National Interest Determination. No new route identified through Nebraska.
For more on this story, visit: 24 hours to stop Keystone XL in the Senate.
For more on the Tar Sands Pipeline visit Al Gore’s blog:
The leaders of the top environmental groups in the country, the Republican Governor of Nebraska, and millions of people around the country—including hundreds of people who have bravely participated in civil disobedience at the White House—all agree on one thing: President Obama should block a planned pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico.
The tar sands are the dirtiest source of liquid fuel on the planet. This pipeline would be an enormous mistake. The answer to our climate, energy and economic challenges does not lie in burning more dirty fossil fuels —instead, we must continue to press for much more rapid development of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and cuts in the pollution that causes global warming.
For more on this story, visit: Al’s Journal : The Dirtiest Fuel on the Planet.