"Drawing A Line In The Tar Sands,"
NPR - WBUR - On Point
(7 September 2011).

 

The tar sands of western Canada make some of the dirtiest oil production in the world. But at a time when everybody wants energy, hungry eyes are on Canada's heavy tar sands oil.

A huge new proposed pipeline, the Keystone XL, would send that tar sands oil 1,700 miles south, from Canada into the United States, across the Great Plains and six American states to Houston and the Gulf of Mexico.

Supporters say it would be an energy and jobs bonanza.
Opponents say it would mean "game over" for the global climate. A disaster.

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