Pipeline will make it easier for the world’s most environmentally destructive project-

In addition, there is growing evidence that sending the “oil” down the pipeline to Texas will result not in use the U.S., but exports to China. Of course, Republicans and oil state politicians say this will reduce U.S. oil dependence. Yea right!

New York Times Editorial. Tar Sands and the Carbon Numbers

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Update: U.K. Guardian. What tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline mean for climate change. Dana Nuccitell. The battle over the Keystone XL pipeline has sparked the largest green civil disobedience in many years. A hundred people have been arrested, many of them prominent environmentalists. This is a good article in the U.K. Guardian. Interesting how we need a foreign newspaper to report this in detail. I guess the American papers are busy covering what Rick Perry or Michelle Bachmann had to say.
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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August 2011


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey