IN TWEET: THERE’S A TON OF ANTI-KEYSTONE XL STUFF OUT THERE BUT, THIS NEW TV SPOT FROM THE ALL RISK/NO REWARD COALITION NAILS IT LIKE NOTHING I’VE SEEN.
The recent tar sands oil spill in Mayflower, AR is still a disaster in progress. In fact, the damage to the pipeline appears to be much worse than originally thought, according state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (D-AR). The spill has also cast new doubts on the safety and viability of the Keystone XL pipeline extension.
Though proponents of the project correctly note that this is new, state of the art construction, the pipeline itself bisects the United States. It crosses wetlands, farmland and neighboring residential areas. It will also become part of an interconnected network of oil pipelines with a woeful track record of safety issues, accidents and shoddy maintenance.
I’ve seen a ton of anti-Keystone advertising and activism but few efforts are as pointed, common sense and effective as a TV spot just released by a new player in the mix: the ALL RISK/NO REWARD COALITION. Made up of various local, state and national organizations, the coalition makes the strongest case yet for saying “NO” to Keystone XL. Check it out:
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Click on the image at the top of the post to visit the ALL RISK/NO REWARD COLATION site.
CLICK HERE for more topical RONTHINK coverage including a takedown of petroleum industry PR tactics and coverage of the Mayflower, AR spill. Includes new video along with updates on some dubious and aggressive moves by pipeline owner Exxon to mitigate the fallout from the disaster. Think ERIN BROCKOVICH, with the oil giant filling the PG&E role.