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Thread #149633   Message #3482617
Posted By: Don Firth
22-Feb-13 - 05:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: Will Obama approve the XL pipeline?
Subject: RE: BS: Will Obama approve the XL pipeline?
As I understand it, the Keystone pipeline runs over the Oglala aquifer. A huge amount of American agriculture—the food we eat—depends on the water pumped up from the aquifer for irrigation.

An oil spill there would be a disaster of major proportions.

Bobert has the right of it.

". . . why Canada doesn't build a refinery and ship out usable product rather than nasty, dirty raw material?"

Among other measures, there are lots of petitions out there to be signed.

Don Firth