While One Million Gallons of Oil Spills in Michigan, President Obama Plans to Approve New Risky Oil Pipelines from Canada.
From the Sierra Club Press Room
By Bruce Nilles
Deputy Conservation Director, Sierra Club
(To see the photograph full screen CLICK HERE.)
See also the blog post, “BP Oil Spill: Who Is Responsible For Oil Drilling And Spilling?”
Another million gallons of crude oil spilled into fragile waters – not in the Gulf of Mexico this time but in Michigan.
Can you believe it?
Last week a tar sands pipeline spilled toxic oil into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan contaminating 30 miles of waterways and forcing residents to evacuate the area.
Yet, despite all this, the Obama Administration is considering permitting a massive new tar sands pipeline called Keystone XL that will use thinner, cheaper steel while snaking from Canada through the American Heartland to the Gulf Coast.
Send President Obama a message via email, Facebook or even Twitter – tell him that permitting another tar sands pipeline is unacceptable.
Like BP, Enbridge, the company responsible for the Michigan oil spill, has constantly assured our government and citizens that its operations are safe; yet this company alone has been responsible for over 600 spills in the last ten years.
The Keystone XL pipeline threatens American water, air, and farmland.
The pipeline will cross the Ogallala Aquifer which supplies one third of all agricultural water used in this country as well as the drinking water to eight states. Furthermore, the pipeline will lead to expanded air pollution in Texas.
It’s time to end our toxic and dangerous addiction to oil and say no to new tar sands pipelines.
Thanks for helping to protect our environment,
P.S. After you take action, please spread the word to your friends!