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4 Things Every American Should Know About Tar Sands Pipelines

When it comes to tar sands pipelines, what we don't know will hurt us.

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Tragic as the disaster in Arkansas is, it could have been much worse. If the Keystone XL is built, it's a certainty that someday, somewhere, even more devastating spills will happen. It's only a matter of time. If you've already told President Obama where you stand, then ask your friends to do the same. There's no excuse in the world for pursuing extreme oil like tar sands when we could be investing in clean energy instead.


Michael Brune is executive director of the Sierra Club.
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