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Lawsuit Filed to Keep "Earth's Dirtiest Oil" Out of U.S.


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03 September 2009, 2:43 PM
Pipeline would bring 450K barrels of dirty Canadian crude a day
www.dirtyoilsands.org

Native American and environmental groups filed suit Thursday in federal court in San Francisco challenging a proposed tar sands oil pipeline that would bring the dirtiest oil on Earth from Canada to the United States.

The U.S. State Department’s approval on Aug. 20 of Enbridge Energy's Alberta Clipper pipeline permits 450,000 barrels of tar sands oil per day to be pumped from northern Alberta to Superior, Wis., for refining.

Tar sands oil is dirtier and, over its lifecycle, emits more global warming pollution than any other type of oil. Tar sands development in Alberta is creating an environmental catastrophe, with toxic tailings ponds so large they can be seen from space, and plans to strip away forests and peat lands of an area the size of Florida.

"The Alberta Clipper will mean more air, water and global warming pollution, particularly in communities near refineries that process tar sands oil," said Earthjustice attorney Sarah Burt in a press release. "The State Department fails to show how building a pipeline to import the dirtiest oil on Earth is in our national interest.”

You can download the complaint here.See more photos of the devastation of tar sands at www.dirtyoilsands.org.

The real issue is not the billions of tons of carbon being pumped into the atmosphere .., it is the thousands and thousands of people who died in kuwait and iraq for the the thirst of American oil, its the fact we have it.
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The real issue is not the billions of tons of carbon being pumped into the atmosphere .., it is the thousands and thousands of people who died in kuwait and iraq for the the thirst of American oil, its the fact we have it. Disney Games

Everything will not work by the government. so i think we don't expect all of these from the government.

who will take action against this cheap work....don't expect at all from government..;)
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We need an Albertosaurus to take action against this pipeline
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Money takes people mind, until we`ll realize the problem created by poluation we can do nothing
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The dirtiest oil on earth ? The real issue is not the billions of tons of carbon being pumped into the atmosphere .., it is the thousands and thousands of people who died in kuwait and iraq for the the thirst of American oil, its the fact we have it (Canadians).

Okay - lets shut it off.
We will keep it for ourselvs.

And the water too.

jesus christ...David Ickes theories about pedophile lizardpeople ruling the world, ludicrous as they are, are not actually far from the truth I think?? I mean, how can people do things like this for some stinking money?? They cant possibly be human...

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