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OIL: Proposed pipeline poses too much danger

Letter by Petrina L. Walker, Shelton on Jan. 6, 2012 at 9:11 am | 22 Comments »
January 6, 2012 11:01 am

Re: “Build pipeline and create jobs” (TNT, 1-4).

The reprinted Milwaukee Journal editorial neglected to mention that Paul Elliott, TransCanada’s chief lobbyist in D.C., was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s former campaign national deputy director.

And since when can a foreign country send threatening letters about eminent domain to American ranchers to scare them to sell their right-of-way easement rights?

Was it mentioned that the KXL oil will be sold on global markets? Did it relate that the Ogallala aquifier is the largest underground water reservoir on earth, supplying drinking water and irrigation to eight states?

Are we prepared to poison 30 percent of our continent’s birds, 200-plus species from four flyways?

Also, the Environmental Protection Agency notes that 3 million gallons of toxic waste from tar sands and strip mining leak daily into our environment.

It’s time to stop corporate greed and government corruption. Forget the few jobs that will be created. An entire ecosystem is at stake; once it’s gone, it is gone forever.

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