Yet More Reason To Reject Keystone: Canada Vastly Underestimated Tar Sands’ Cancer-Causing Toxins

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.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte

 

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Source

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/03/yet_another_reason_to_reject_keystone_canada_vastly_underestimated_the_tar_sands_cancer_causing_toxins/?goback=.gde_3103047_member_5837720017071796226

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/04/3243791/alberta-tar-sands-toxic/

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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