Source: Van Jones debunks myths behind the Keystone Pipeline on Crossfire, from February 4, 2014 Crossfire TV show, YouTube.com.
Notes: Van Jones provides the best argument yet why President Obama must reject approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Extended Quote from Van Jones:
"A foreign corporation called TransCanada is using three big myths to sucker the American people, including everybody at this table and maybe you at home, into supporting a special interest boondoggle. It's called the Keystone Pipeline. Please do not fall for this.
Myth No. 1, they say it's going to create a bunch of jobs. Actually, it's going to create maybe 3,000 temporary jobs and 35 permanent jobs.
Myth No. 2, it's all about oil. Actually, this pipeline would carry a toxic goo of tar and chemicals that's 20 times dirtier than oil. And the last leak, last time this thing leaked, it cost a billion dollars to clean up; and the Kalamazoo River is still a mess.
No. 3, it's all about energy independence for America. NO! This pipeline goes from Canada out through the Gulf Coast. This stuff in the pipe, it's not headed for your gas station. It's headed for China.
So, you, my hero, (addressing US Senator John Testor), my senator, my Democrat, how can you fall for this complete farce? I cannot believe you support (risking American farmlands to) foreign corporations making a lot of money selling dirty crap to China?'
Additional note: This image is taken of an a duck covered in oil, one of at least 16 found this way, after Canadian crude leaked from the Pegasus pipeline March 29, 2013 in Mayflower, Arkansas.
Image Source: news.nationalgeographic.com