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Washington Post Shills For Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

By Brad Johnson on August 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm

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Fred Hiatt’s editorial board at the Washington Post, despite claiming to support a “shift away from the use of energy sources (oil, gas and coal) that are endangering the world” this May, published an editorial last week promoting the construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, arguing that if the tar sands crude “is to be burned anyway, there‚Äôs little reason for America to reject it.” Climate scientists have warned that for there to be any reasonable likelihood of preserving a livable climate, the tar sands must remain in the ground. Building a pipeline designed to shuttle the tar sands not to American consumers but onto the global market will serve neither the planet nor U.S. citizens, which is why thousands are prepared to protest at the White House this month to ask President Obama to cancel the project.

Update

“This is one of the laziest, ill-reasoned editorials I’ve ever seen in the Post,” Mike Tidwell, the director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network tells ThinkProgress Green.

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