Building Tar Sands Pipeline Would Be ‘Insane,’ Sanders Says
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“The scientific community is telling us that we have a narrow window of opportunity to address the crisis of climate change and to transform our energy system away from fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainable energy,” Sanders said in prepared remarks. “This legislation would move us in exactly the wrong direction toward not only more dependence on fossil fuels but on some of the dirtiest fossil fuel imaginable. That is insane.”
The looming planetary crisis of global warming caused by emissions of greenhouse gasses already is causing drought, forest fires, floods, extreme weather disturbances and rising sea levels, according to a recent report by a United Nations scientific panel. “It is imperative, for the future well-being of this country, that we listen to the scientists,” Sanders said.
The company pushing the pipeline, TransCanada, has claimed that anywhere from 9,000 to 20,000 actual construction workers would be employed in building the pipeline, but no credible studies support -
instead to pass a meaningful infrastructure rebuilding program to address unemployment, which the Labor those who gave up hunting for work.
from fossil fuels to energy efficiency, weatherization and sustainable energy. That is a program that will