Devastating consequences of pipeline
To the Editor:
Thousands of people have joined in protest against the Keystone XL pipeline and have urged President Obama to reject its expansion to the refineries along the gulf coast.
Climate experts have stated that increasing the extraction of the dirty tar sands oil will accelerate climate change to a point where it becomes irreversible.
We can't allow the devastating consequences that will result from the expanded production of oil sands. Future generations stand to suffer severe climate conditions as oil companies reap the profits of this project. We need to focus on cleaner sources of energy and make the necessary investments into research and development of them.
It is imperative that each of us has a better understanding of the threat that this pipeline poses and then add our voice in opposition to it.