In which we in part agree with Michael Mann

Michael Mann:

The simple fact is this: if Keystone XL is built, it will be easier to exploit fossil fuel reserves large enough to drastically destabilize the climate. A direct pipeline to refineries and global markets makes the business of polluting the atmosphere that much cheaper and easier. The only truly accurate examination of the pipeline would include a full cost accounting its environmental footprint. It needs to take into account how much energy is consumed in refining and transporting the crude from oil sands. It must acknowledge that the pipeline would lower the cost and raise the convenience of extracting and exporting the incredibly carbon-intensive deposits of oil.

Mann is also a singer, if you didn’t know.

2 Responses to “In which we in part agree with Michael Mann”

  1. Bosun Says:

    Well now, this Old Boatswain Mate must live in a cultural vacuum. I’d NEVER heard of that JOKER. But he does understand the economies of the pipeline.

  2. MarkD Says:

    When he stops using energy from fossil fuel, I’ll start to listen. Until then, this is another “He’s paying,” and I already pay quite enough.

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