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Concerned citizens gather on one-month anniversary of oil spill

Posted: April 29, 2013 - 9:35pm
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Glen Hooks, senior campaign representative with the Sierra Club, addresses the crowd gathered together one month after the Mayflower oil spill.
Glen Hooks, senior campaign representative with the Sierra Club, addresses the crowd gathered together one month after the Mayflower oil spill.

Dozens of concerned citizens gathered in Mayflower to express their support of the local population and take a stand against the Keystone XL pipeline April 29, one month after an ExxonMobil pipe leaked oil into a Mayflower neighborhood.

"This should have never happened in Mayflower, Arkansas," said Glen Hooks, senior campaign representitive for the Sierra Club. "This should never happen in America."

 

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Noserunner
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Noserunner 04/30/13 - 09:41 am
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Pipeline.

Why get our oil from our own country, when we can get it from the Middle East? Ban the pipeline and support Iran!!!

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Glen Hooks 04/30/13 - 10:35 am
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pipeline

Noserunner--

Just to make sure we're dealing with the right facts:

(1) The tar sands that would flow through the Keystone XL pipeline do not come from the United States. They would come from Canada.

(2) These Canadian tar sands would not produce oil to be used here in the United States. The plan is to pipe tar sands from Alberta, Canada across the US to Texas, where it would be refined and then exported to other countries.

(3) Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline project realize that this means we get all of the risk of pipeline spills across our nation, including plenty of waterways and sensitive ecosystems, yet none of the "reward" since the tar sands would be exported to other countries.

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