Below is a recap of this week’s news related to the Keystone XL tar
sands pipeline. With last week’s announcement of a new permit
application submitted by TransCanada, this week saw fresh calls from
landowners and concerned citizens for officials to reject anew the risky
tar sands pipeline project, once and for all. See below for more:
News & Developments:
The new application by TransCanada has allowed for the real people
who will be directly impacted by Keystone XL to voice their opposition
to the project, which will compromise their land and livelihoods. It
turns out the Keystone XL pipeline has made what Esquire
called “accidental activist[s]” out of the ranchers and farmers who
TransCanada has bullied for rights to their land, folks like Nebraskan
Randy Thompson and Texan Julia Trigg Crawford, who was featured in the New York Times this week.
Randy and Julia are not alone in their negative reactions toward the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.