Yet More Reason To Reject Keystone: Canada Vastly Underestimated Tar Sands’ Cancer-Causing Toxins report Lindsay Abrams at Salon.com, and Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. A new study shows that the government greatly underestimated the emission of carcinogenic toxins – “some of the worst things out there” by 100 to 1000 times. Thus, the dangers of toxic contamination from spills or other mishaps for those along the proposed pipeline route are probably also underestimated in the latest assessments. This just adds to past evidence that fossil fuel companies cannot be trusted to be responsible for how much their operations harm, or can harm both natural and human communities. We must think and act for our own safety.
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
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