Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Braving the Cold

Three of us braved the cold Sunday to stand in solidarity with the No Tar Sands Pipeline demonstration in Washington D.C. A 60 year old pipeline that goes right through the NEK (including under the Barton River) may be reversed to flow east to carry tar sands oil from Canada to the coast. We had a chance to talk with a couple of passers-by who were unaware (as are many) of this potentially hazardous project.

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps we should lobby for a law that provides for monthly close range inspection of all oil piplines and prohibit piplines from crossing any permanent or intermitant bodies of water. (Sounds reasonable ? Yes ?) Kind of like zoning wind towers to only be built 2 miles from any dwelling, road or footpath.