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MT Leg: Sen Baucus Shares Love of KeystoneXL Pipeline, Dirty Tar Sands Oil

by: Matthew Koehler

Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 16:00:01 PM MST

Today in Helena, according to Great Falls Tribune reporter John S. Adams (https://twitter.com/TribLowdown) Senator Baucus addressed the state legislature and stated, "After three years of studies its finally time to put Montanans to work on Keystone pipeline."  The remarks received a standing ovation from the GOP side, while Democrats reluctantly applauded and then stood in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The Keystone XL Pipeline would take dirty tar sands oil from Canada and transport most of it through Montana, down the U.S. Great Plains to export docks in the Gulf of Mexico.

While you wouldn't really know it from following most Montana media outlets, construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline has already begun in part of rural Texas.  For over two months, local landowners, environmental activists, indigenous people and many others have been literally putting their bodies on the line with non-violent direct action to stop construction.

Here's a pretty dramatic video of Daryl Hannah (yes, that Daryl Hannah) and local Texas landowner/farmer Eleanor Fairchild taking direct action to stop construction...if even for a little bit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Ironically, Fairchild was arrested for "trespassing" on her own land.  After the action, Hannah wrote this piece for the UK Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/comm...

Learn more about this effort in the story below from the Texas Observer and at http://www.facebook.com/TarSan...

Iron Hands Behind the Pine Curtain
by Saul Elbein
Thursday, January 10, 2013

The call came, finally, at nine o'clock in the morning. I was sitting in a cheap hotel in Nacogdoches, literally tapping my foot with impatience, when my phone rang. It was Ethan Nuss, one of the press people with the Tar Sands Blockade, the movement that has been waging a nonviolent guerilla war against the Keystone XL pipeline for the last two months.

"You ready to go?" Ethan asked. "We have two options. Out near Wells we have some guys hanging from trees. And at another site . . ." he paused, consulting his notes, "four blockaders locked to heavy machinery. Cops have been called to both places."

Entire story at: http://www.texasobserver.org/i...

Matthew Koehler :: MT Leg: Sen Baucus Shares Love of KeystoneXL Pipeline, Dirty Tar Sands Oil
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"Eighteen months ago, when we at the climate campaign 350.org started organizing against the Keystone XL Pipeline, the very first allies we came across were from the Indigenous Environmental Network -- people like Tom Goldtooth and Clayton Thomas-Muller. They'd been working for years to alert people to the scale of the devastation in Alberta's tar sands belt, where native lands had been wrecked and poisoned by the immense scale of the push to mine "the dirtiest energy on earth." And they quickly introduced me to many more -- heroes like Melina Laboucan-Massimo, a member of the Cree Nation who was traveling the world explaining exactly what was going on."

RE: Climate Report from National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (0.00 / 0)
A 60-person Federal Advisory Committee (The "National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee" or NCADAC) has overseen the development of this draft climate report. Download the entire report here: http://ncadac.globalchange.gov/

Opening snip from Committee's Letter to the American People:

"Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present. This report of the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee concludes that the evidence for a change climate has strengthened considerably since the last National Climate Assessment report, written in 2009. Many more impacts of human-caused climate change have now been observed."


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