In the next few days, your vote will determine the fate of a pipeline
that would link a vast oil deposit in Alberta, Canada to refineries on
the Texas Gulf Coast. This pipeline, Keystone XL, would carry one of the
most carbon-intensive sources of oil on the planet.
If you care about the climate, you have to care about stopping this
dangerous pollutant and the pipeline that carries it. After extensive
research, the EPA estimates that annual carbon pollution from the
Keystone XL pipeline could be at least 82% higher than average crude
refined in America -- if not more.
What does that number really mean? That's the same amount of pollution
as adding 4.8 million cars to our roads: an additional 27 million metric
tons of carbon pollution.
It doesn't matter where you live, or if the pipeline crosses into your
home state. An increase of carbon pollution anywhere leads to climate