Keystone is Only Part of the Problem


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We’ve spent a lot of time covering the Keystone pipeline here on Gas 2, and despite all the evidence of price-gouging, the lies about ethanol, the lies about AAA warnings, the laughable attempts at fear-mongering by CEOs, and record after record falling to alt-fuel powered vehicles, there are still millions of Americans who think it’s a good idea to believe what “Big Oil” tells them about the Keystone’s safety. Millions. Some polls show public support over 40%. Numbers like that make me think of this clip from South Park …


… and then I remember: the Keystone is only one small part of a very big problem.

Here’s a quick rundown of three more controversial pipelines, each as big a threat to wildlife, drinking water, air quality, and quality beer as the Keystone XL. “Enjoy” just doesn’t quite cut it, but “read, share, and act” probably does.


Keystone XL Is Only Part Of The Problem: 3 More Controversial Pipelines (via Clean Technica)

You won’t hear much about the Keystone pipeline in the mainstream press, but you’re here reading CleanTechnica, so you already know that. As our recent post covering the March 29th ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline oil spill also made clear, there are…

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  • EdselFord

    Ethanol bad, turns to acid

  • Ziv Bnd

    All I can say about Keystone XL is bring it on. The oil is going to be shipped either south or west. If it goes south we get a piece of the action. We have hundreds of thousands of miles of pipelines in the US and it is statistically the cleanest and safest way to ship oil. There will be spills. We will deal with it.
    Cheap energy is the basis of our economy. We need to transition from oil and coal to nukes and natural gas but it will take decades to do so. Keystone will give us a good chunk of what we need to cover those decades a lot more smoothly.
    Fighting to stop Keystone is like saying you want to shave 1% off the growth of the US economy. It might not be that drastic, but it will hurt if the pipeline isn’t built.