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Keystone XL irresponsible

With glaciers melting before our eyes, low-level islands having to be evacuated, carbon dioxide levels higher than we can see in recorded history, it is nothing short of insanity to push the filthy Keystone XL pipeline program any further.

We may need the pipeline to move water to areas decimated by drought caused by this irresponsible behavior though.

Jim Rutherford

Spokane


 

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