Some Democrats joining GOP in pipeline squabble

The pipeline, of course, is the much fabled Keystone XL thingee. It would carry – transmit – petroleum from the tar sands of Alberta to refineries on the Texas gulf coast. Mining of tar sands is destroying Alberta’s boreal forest, a significant carbon dioxide storage forest, as well as destroying lots and lots of boreal wildlife habitat. Many politicians just don’t get it as they cry to tee vee cameras about pipeline jobs and the fortunes of oil companies (who gave to their campaign treasuries). You can read the he said, she said “news” coverage here.


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