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October 25, 2011

"Tar Sands Pipeline Will Comfort Our Enemies"

Army Brigadier General Steven Anderson (Ret.) penned an editorial in The Hill today against TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. In it, he writes of his experiences in Iraq helping with truck convoys transporting oil to our troops and how those were prime targets for terrorists. He passionately writes about how this pipeline will only worsen our nation's fossil fuel addiction:

Becoming energy independent must be a top priority of the United States.  It certainly is for veterans like me.  TransCanada and its allies know this, and cynically play on our hopes by presenting the pipeline as a solution. Let's not be fooled. The Keystone XL pipeline would perpetuate our deadly oil dependence and will  not make us more secure.

We love Gen. Anderson - and we have this footage of his powerful testimony to the State Department at the public hearing on Keystone XL earlier this month.

 

Will you join us on November 6th as the Sierra Club and allies from around the country encircle the White House and rally against tar sands?

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