We here at Tar Sands Blockade remember our friends and neighbors whose homes will have a leaky toxic river traversing it that was placed there by the government in service of a multinational petrochemical corporation.
msnbc's The Rachel Maddow Show and All In with Chris Hayes did entire segments covering the announcement of the State Department’s investigation surrounding ERM’s conflicts of interest in Keystone XL’s Environment Impact Statement.
They should know that KXL South is not “proposed.” It is very much approved and is very much already affecting residents across rural Oklahoma and East Texas!
If you recall, Obama is to thank for that due to his March 2012 Executive Order expediting the Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit 12, which is the wrong permit by all objective measure (far too lenient) including that of his own EPA.
Neither Hayes’ nor Maddow’s segment informed their audiences of the *actual* timeline of surrounding “game over for the planet.”
Further, as DeSmogBlog’s Steve Horn has pointed out, Maddow’s online “coverage” was sponsored by Shell Oil, a notorious tar sands investor and proponent of the indigenous genocide happening surrounding the tar sands mines in Canada. Shame.