Friday, August 28, 2009

Opposition to Canadian Oil Pipeline

An international coalition of environmental and Native American groups strongly opposed The U.S. State Department decision to issue a permit for a pipeline to carry oil on earth from Canada to the U.S. and vowed to challenge it in court.

The coalition says the State Department has "rubber-stamped" a project that will mean more air, water and global warming pollution, particularly in the communities near refineries that will process what they describe as "dirty oil," said Earthjustice attorney Sarah Burt. "The project's environmental review fails to show how construction of the so-called Alberta Clipper is in the national interest."

The groups claim the decision contradicts President Obama's promise to cut global warming pollution and America's addiction to oil while investing in a clean energy future.

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