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Talking Keystone XL Pipeline with the Vice President PDF Print E-mail
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Talking Keystone XL Pipeline with the Vice President

By Elaine Cooper

Last Friday, at a fish fry, Vice President Joe Biden made my year by telling me that he does not support the Keystone XL pipeline.  Those of you who know me may be wondering how a Sierra Club volunteer managed to be chatting with the Vice President of the United States.


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Exxon Oil Spill PDF Print E-mail
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Exxon/Mobil has acknowledged the existenc of an oil spill off the coast of southern Nigeria.  The company has stated that the size of the leak remains unclear. You can read more about the spill at either of the following links:

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And the Oil Flowed for 91 Days PDF Print E-mail
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BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 lasted for 91 days from April 20th 2010 to July 19th 2010. It became the largest offshore spill in US history.  Imagine what could happen to the 187 miles of South Carolina's coast were something similar to happen here.  What might the environmental and economical impact to the state be were oil to begin washing up in Charleston, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach and the many other communities along South Carolina's Coast?

Click on the button below to tell the governor and your federal legislators that you want to keep the Palmetto State's coastline safe from the threat of offshore oil drilling.

Shell Oil Sues Sierra Club PDF Print E-mail
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We just found out that Shell Oil is suing the Sierra Club and several other environmental organizations over Shell's plans to drill in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas -- the Polar Bear Seas -- of America's Arctic this summer.
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XL Update PDF Print E-mail
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State Dept. Announces Reevaluation of Keystone XL Tar Sand Pipeline

Washington, D.C. - The State Department announced today that it is reevaluating the environmental review of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project. The reevaluation will include consideration of rerouting the pipeline to avoid sensitive ecological areas in Nebraska. An alternative route would require a new environmental impact statement and would delay a final decision on the tar sands pipeline for as long as 18 months.

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