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Posted by Rebuild the Dream 73pt on May 29, 2013 ·

Video of Van Jones as he debunks Keystone Myths : "Obama's tar sands pipeline".
He is a former Obama administration green jobs advisor. He also is president of Rebuild the Dream.

Originally posted to Bateach on Wed May 29, 2013 at 08:27 PM PDT.

Also republished by Climate Change SOS, DK GreenRoots, and Dream Menders.

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  •  The Video Mentioned in the Diary (7+ / 0-)

    In our newest video, Rebuild the Dream President and former Obama administration green jobs advisor Van Jones cuts through the myths around Keystone XL -- and explains who will be to blame if the pipeline is approved. Watch now:

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  •  I'm against the pipeline based on everything (1+ / 0-)
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    I've heard. The environment is not something you compromise on. The only thing we don't know is what Obama knows by talking to the experts personally. If he opts to back the pipeline I'd be disappointed but on the other hand I think that will mean that I might be missing something. I don't think he'd do it unless he knows it to be safe to do. So I'm not too worried either way.

  •  Van Jones has the courage of his (3+ / 0-)
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    convictions. He has called on President Obama to demonstrate courage on behalf of Americans and the rest of the 7 billion human lives on Planet Earth. Let's hope Obama does not approve Keystone XL.

    "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

    by Lily O Lady on Wed May 29, 2013 at 09:51:23 PM PDT

  •  The before and after images of tar sand extraction (0+ / 0-)

    sites are absolutely horrendous.  In addition to everything else that's so bad about it, what kind of "restoration" does Canada claim will be done?  Or has it even been mentioned?  It appears as though hundreds of square miles of toxic, uninhabitable wasteland will be left in the wake.

    Tar sands operation sites look like something out of a Mad Max landscape...totally destroyed and lifeless.

    "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

    by 417els on Thu May 30, 2013 at 05:23:49 AM PDT

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