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Jul 25, 2012

Keystone XL: Like a Bad Boyfriend

You know how it is: You try to dump your loser boy/girlfriend, and just when you thought they're out of your life for good they show up at the door, all smiles and ready to make up? That's how it is with the Keystone XL pipeline, which TransCanada wants to build across the U.S. to carry the world's dirtiest oil from the hellish tar sands pits of Alberta, Canada, to ports in Texas. You may have thought the story was over when President Obama rejected Keystone's original proposal, or maybe when Congress refused to let the pipeline get attached to unrelated legislation--like the transportation bill.

Didn't work. Now Keystone is back knocking at the door again with another permit application--which the State Department is considering accepting with an environmental review process that doesn't even account for effects on the climate. You can add your voice to the Sierra Club petition to Secretary of State Clinton here--and shut the door on that jerk for good.


Special h/t to our friends at Post Carbon Institute for the brilliant video.

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PAUL RAUBER is a senior editor at Sierra. He is the author, with Carl Pope, of the happily outdated Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress. Otherwise he is a cyclist, cook, and father of two. Follow him on Twitter @paulrauber.

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