Disputing the “ethical oil” claims is easy and this summer there’s one argument against Flood’s assertion and support of the pipeline that stands out even more – climate change.
Currently, more than half of the counties in the United States have been declared disaster areas due to some sort of extreme weather event affecting their locales in recent weeks. Once more: half of the country is a disaster area.
That’s a scary statistic, and now, more than ever, science is showing that climate change is playing a part in many of the events causing these disasters.
The Keystone XL pipeline is a project that would perpetuate a dirty energy system that threatens our futures, contributes to human rights abuses in Canada, pollutes water and air, and splits the country in half. Supporting the Keystone XL pipeline is far from the ethical choice.