Sunday, January 8, 2012

Nebraska Democracy and Clean Water

 Nebraskans Take the Lead.

Keystone XL, Clean Water and Democracy for Full Article

Posted by Sandra Postel of National Geographic's Freshwater Initiative November 16, 2011

In today’s economy, job creation trumps just about everything. But for Nebraskans, at least one thing ranks higher – and that’s protecting their precious water sources. They know, as we all should, that ample clean water is crucial for economic vitality now and for generations to come.

Nebraska’s citizens and representatives rose up — along with many others across the country — and spoke out against the proposed route for Keystone XL, the $7 billion pipeline that would deliver half a million barrels of dirty crude laden with dangerous carcinogens from the Canadian tar sands to refineries in Oklahoma and along the Gulf Coast.

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