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  •  First Nations (11+ / 0-)

    In general, the First Nations of Canada seem to be opposed to the pipeline. Part of this stems from the potential environmental destruction, but there is also a concern for the destruction of sacred and historic sites. European cultures in general seem to have little concern for respective sacred and/or American Indian sites.

    •  yes, they are opposed. there are cancer links (7+ / 0-)

      to tar sands. for years, there has been an increase in cancer rates for at least two first nation communities located downstream from tar sands. over the years, the communities told about the deformed fish (posted pictures online too), dead wildlife and polluted waters. studies were BS. then this year, new government study said yes, the cancer  causing compounds in the lakes are from the refining of tar sands up there (when tar sands burned, compounds come back to lakes from the smoke).

      on these grounds alone, president obama should not approve this pipeline until there is a study showing it is not responsible for the illness and deaths and increased cancer rates.

      btw, you got email too!

      "It is in the shelter of each other that people live." Irish Proverb

      by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 03:21:35 PM PDT

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    •  Of course they are (1+ / 0-)
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      considering they're angling for their own tarsands refinery, why would they be in favor of a pipeline to ship the shit to Texas?

      And were a bit miffed with the Alberta government didn't give them $6.6 billion to build it:
      http://www.theglobeandmail.com/...

      Just saying, everyone has their price . . .

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