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Is the Keystone XL Pipeline Protest About Tar Sands or Politics?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Source: IHS CERA Oil Sands, Greenhouse Gases, and US Oil Supply PDF Hundreds have been arrested at the White House in the protest against the Keystone XL pipeline. James Hansen has said "it's essentially game over" if it is built. But today Energy Secretary Steven Chu implied that it's a done deal, saying "It's not perfect, but it's a trade off." He suggests that the problem is not supply, but demand. According to Energy Now , "Chu said he's focused on cutting long-term U.S. demand for oil by promoting greater use of electric vehicles, biofuels and energy efficiency." He has a point; let's have a look at the numbers. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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