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Two Giant Oil Pipelines Would Double Tar Sands Production

Alexander Reed Kelly
Associate Editor
In December 2010, Alex was arrested for civil disobedience outside the White House alongside Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, healthcare activist Margaret Flowers and…
Alexander Reed Kelly

Two new tar sands pipeline projects announced earlier this month would bring to market a “neck-breaking 1.1 million barrels of oil per day” and almost double the region’s daily petroleum output to 760,000 barrels without requiring President Obama’s approval.

Vancouver Observer:

The first project – TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline – would be the largest oil sands pipeline in North America – a continent-wrapping 4,500-km line to carry Alberta’s oil to Montreal, Quebec City and Saint John.

… “Massive climate change impacts…[the] equivalent to adding the emissions of 7 million cars on the road,” said Adam Scott, Climate and Energy Program Manager, with Environmental Defence in Toronto.

… Likewise – Enbridge also announced plans for another massive pipeline – the Line 3 Replacement.  The company said Monday it now has the financial backing for the $7 billion project.

Read more here.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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