The coalition against the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline has been steadily growing, adding heavy hitters like NASA scientists James Hansen. Now actor David Stathairn has stepped into the movement, encouraging people to join the November 6th protest at the White House.
Keystone XL is a proposed 1,700 mile pipeline that will bring carbon and water-intensive crude from the tar sands in Alberta to refineries in Texas. Opponents have been outraged by the perceived political influence that the pipeline builder, TransCanada, has had on the approval process at the State Department. Along with a couple key Administration officials being involved in promoting the pipeline, news broke recently that the agency’s environmental review was outsourced to a TransCanada contractor.
“President Obama ran for office speaking of the fossil fuel addiction, promising to fight climate change and full embrace a clean energy future. The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is a dangerous step away from that commitment,” says Strathairn.
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