Skeptical Science has published a story that takes Science Magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Marcia McNutt to task for her endorsement of the XL Pipeline. In the process Andy Skuce has produced a concise review of the many reasons why this pipeline needs to be stopped. It's something worth passing around, so thanks to their generous sharing policy, I'm reposting it here.
For myself, from the beginning the entire XL tar sands seemed a project out of touch with down to Earth realities. The amount of land, wildlife, biosphere, fresh sweet water and fossil fuels that needs to be consumed (and destroyed) during the production of this alternate fossil fuel is something that could only be justified within a system run by people completely addicted to profits über alles, folks who possess a complete disregard, if not total oblivion, to the life support system that is our biosphere… and that we humans desperately need to stop destroying, if for no better reason than our own lives depend on it's health !
But, I better stop and let Andy Skuce take it from here.