Sunday, March 03, 2013
An Environmental Mistake
The right-wing Republicans would like Americans to think the pipeline is a big job creator and will help to reduce this country's reliance on imported oil. Neither of those are true. Less than 200 permanent jobs will be created by the pipeline. And that dirty oil (tar sands oil) is coming from another country, to be refined in this country, and then shipped abroad. It will do absolutely nothing to reduce America's reliance on foreign oil.
This is just another example of a huge corporation using the power of our government to fatten their own bank account. And right now, it looks like they may get away with it. We need to urge the president to stop the building of the pipeline.