The leaders of the top environmental groups in the country, the Republican Governor of Nebraska, and millions of people around the country — including hundreds of people who have bravely participated in civil disobedience at the White House — all agree on one thing: President Obama should block a planned pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico.
The tar sands are the dirtiest source of fuel on the planet. As I wrote in Our Choice two years ago, gasoline made from the tar sands gives a Toyota Prius the same impact on climate as a Hummer using gasoline made from oil. This pipeline would be an enormous mistake. The answer to our climate, energy and economic challenges does not lie in burning more dirty fossil fuels — instead, we must continue to press for much more rapid development of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and cuts in the pollution that causes global warming.
- The Tar Sands Sit-In: Something is Happening! (rabbibrant.com)
- Is the Keystone XL Pipeline Protest About Tar Sands or Politics? (treehugger.com)
- Daryl Hannah Arrested During Protest of Tar Sands Pipeline (abcnews.go.com)
- Why Won’t Clean Tech Community Stand Up Against Keystone Pipeline? (treehugger.com)
- Robert Naiman: Why I’m Protesting the Tar Sands Pipeline at the White House on Saturday (huffingtonpost.com)
- Key Republican announces opposition to tar sands pipeline (dailykos.com)
John Case called me right after his Wednesday morning show to tell me his daughter was about to deliver his grandchild in Canada and he was taking off and needed to give me the studio key. He will be picking up Carol after she gets to the train station after work and they will be driving to Alberta.
So now I’ll be getting up early for the oncoming mornings to start the show warm ups at 7:00 AM and to open the program at 7:30 AM. I hope you will all tune in to WSHC 89.7 FM for the next seven weekday mornings (or beyond, depending on John’s schedule.) You can also tune in on the internet at http://www.897wshc.org. You can call in on the programs at 304-876-5359.
I’m also looking for interview guests who represent things going on in Shepherdstown. If that’s you, reply to this post.