Thursday, August 22, 2013

Personal and Political

Personal and Political

I don't like corn which could be feeding hungry People used to feed cars.  But there other sources of renewable fuel.  Someone needs to figure out how to convert kudzu, old cooking grease has already been successfully converted, etc.  But most people don't have renewable fuel stations available and most people on limited incomes Certainly can't afford it or those cars which cost as much as a House did before the housing bubble grew.  Still, I Do support renewable fuels because I like breathing and growing healthy food to eat and to share.  I wish our Government would Truly get behind this!  But then, the oil industry money would drain out of politics.

Tar sands oil is said to be the most polluting Kind of oil to extract and that's what Trans-Canada is selling.

Take a look at the graphic I am unable to share and the little town of Mayflower Ark.  I don't like this pipeline.

We Love Our Land
Soon President Obama will make a decision on expanding the Keystone XL pipeline.
Here are some facts:
It will transport more than 800,000 barrels of oil every day and emit 181 million
metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. In spite of those facts, TransCanada is
hitting us with a barrage of ads saying one thing: The Keystone XL pipeline won't
do any harm.
If that sounds impossible, it's because it is. Building the pipeline would be the
equivalent of adding 37.7 million new cars on the road every day. And I want to be
clear about something: There is no way to adequately offset that damage. Anyone who
tells you otherwise is spinning fairy tales.
With so much misinformation on the airwaves, it's up to us to get the truth out -- share this infographic on Facebook and tell your friends just what is on the line:
The damage from Keystone XL cannot be mitigated.
There's no scenario in which an expanded Keystone XL pipeline does less than irrevocable
damage to our country's breathable air, environments from north to south, and nearby
ecosystems like the Alberta Boreal forest.
Building the pipeline would be like firing up 51 new coal power plants, and there's
no magic button we can press to undo that damage. Canada's plans for oil sand production
would make adequate offsets impossible, but since a lot of people stand to make a
lot of money off of the Keystone XL pipeline, they're trying to sell us a fairy tale
in which our actions have no consequences, pollution has no impact on our environment,
and they get to rake in a ton of cash while we sit back and let them.
This isn't a fairy tale, this is serious. And we can't let them get away with it.
Share this graphic on Facebook today:
We can prevent the Keystone XL pipeline from expanding. But you and I can't do it
alone -- and that's why it's so important to tell others. By the time President Obama
makes his decision, our Facebook friends should be sick of hearing from us on Keystone.
What's important is that they know the facts.
Thanks for spreading the word,
Tom Steyer

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