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Comment on the Keystone XL Pipeline - Open until March 7, 2014
by www.citizen.org
Tuesday Feb 18th, 2014 12:07 PM
Nature is our partner and basis for future survival, not a free good, external or sink.
According to environmental economist Hans Christoph Binswanger, the three crises - mass unemployment, environmental destruction and trade balance - can only be solved by abandoning the model of quantitative growth and embarking on qualitative growth. A job in education costs 1/10 what a joy in a capital intensive industry like chemical dyes costs.

Conservation saves more energy than building power plants. An we mend our own pockets and rescue the world from financialization/commodification and short-term profit worship?

Building pipelines means abandoning a decent infrastructure. European train do not derail all the time. They have invested in the infrastructure and a longer horizon that saves money and prevents environmental degradation. Vancouver B.C. has 26 community centers, some with swimming pools that take your breath away, a brighter future than coal trains and pipelines!

Comment on the Keystone XL pipeline - until March 7, 2014
30-day public comment period for State Dept Final SEIS started yesterday (February 16):

http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=DOS-2014-0003-0001

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by Mother Earth
Tuesday Feb 18th, 2014 4:22 PM
Considering the fact that since the inception of the industrial revolution the burn out of oxygen by fossil fuels such as coal, gas, oil and atomic energy is around forty percent to carbon-dioxide, and we cannot live on the CO2 replacement, therefore to say the least, we ought now move to cancel the XL- pipeline, because it is the dirtiest of the fossil fuels, and would contribute largely to the speed up of burning out the remaining 60% of the atmospheres' remaining oxygen.

Even now the present society is burning out the oxygen at such a fast rate globally,that mother nature cannot replace it fast enough as in a positive clean position.

In elemental lingo the oxygen is disapearing from the air around us at home and globally. The EPA says the maxium level of CO2 is 350.org, and we now sit at 400 that is a fail safe mode globally, and is causing the temperature to rise percipitously. That is ral danger to life is happening because of fossil fuel burn-out.

It is a simple material fact that the plants animals and people cannot live without oxygen in the atmosphere.

The present society needs to re-tool the industrial revolution to the renewables such as wind, tidal, and solar power that transforms to electricity, and is more power than all the fossil fuels combined globally.

Plus the fact that electricity has a proven record of co-existing with the oxygen in our atmosphere, and would let the ecological green organic balance of the web-of-life give back the clean oxygen while taking out the carbon for cell building. That gives the planet a chance to restore oxygen at a fully safe plus rate again. Thusly the planet can move from the present 'fail safe' mode that mother nature finds herself in.

Workers of the world unite!! End pollution wars, not endless wars for more and more burn-out extinquishment of oxygen. If no oxyen takes place the Earth will be in the 'No Return Mode'. You yet have a world to win!!