So you may have seen the protest last weekend over at the White House or heard about the Keystone XL pipeline. Green GW participated in the protest so a lot of GW students were there among people from all over the country protesting the new plan to create a new oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas. It would be a 1,661 mile pipeline that cuts through a particularly sensitive area in Nebraska called the Sands Hill, which is a wetlands area that would be destroyed in the even of a spill. In testing there have already been 12 spills in one year. This area of the country that the pipeline would go through provides drinking water for 2 million americans. Refinement and extraction of these oils produce more greenhouse gasses than conventional oil.
This pipeline is an export pipeline, meaning that most of the oil will never come to the US but rather be shipped to other countries. The pipeline is meant to create jobs, but has been shown to create far fewer than previously estimated for the United States.
Last week Obama postponed the Keystone pipeline, his support was down and it was being used as a test of his environmental standpoint. Do you think Obama should have kept the plan going, or stopped it. or do you agree with him? Or maybe there is some way to change it?
This was from the protest, the fake pipeline that was created.