Obama, Harper to discuss oil pipeline

Friday, February 04, 2011 at 8:47 am | More from The Michigan Messenger

President Obama will meet today with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the subject of the Keystone XL pipeline, still under consideration for approval by the State Department, will almost certainly be a topic of conversation.

The Keystone XL pipeline would carry highly polluting Canadian tar sands crude oil from Alberta, Canada all the way to refineries on the Gulf Coast. Environmental groups argue that the pipeline is unnecessary and a threat to ecosystems in the wake of the million gallon oil spill here in Michigan last July.

Andrew Restuccia, our former colleague at the Washington Independent, writes at The Hill that opponents of the pipeline are ramping up their efforts to get the Obama administration to turn down the project.



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Obama, Harper to discuss oil pipeline | The Washington Independent…

Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

Comment posted February 4, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

Pipelines are much safer than shipping by freighter. If you don’t need the extra oil than no problem but if you do than you need the pipeline.

Comment posted February 4, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

We need renewables, conservation, and energy efficient transportation NOW! Not more polluting fossil fuels, which are running out anyway.

Comment posted February 4, 2011 @ 11:46 pm

Your understamding is indicative of your name and year.

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