In the last 15 months, there have been three major oil disasters in the United States, including last year in Michigan, when nearly one million gallons of toxic tar sands oil spilled into the Kalamazoo River watershed from a pipeline rupture.
Despite the fact that oil pipelines have proven to be dangerous, there is a proposed resolution before our legislators that would actually increase the amount of tar sands oil that comes into our country. The Keystone XL pipeline will snake its venomous way across half a dozen States. Before any more major pipelines are approved, our current regulatory system must be updated. I urge you to oppose this legislation that will put a dangerous pipeline across our State. Instead, support critical pipeline safety legislation along with investments into renewable energy.
The Midwest has seen the devastating impacts of oil spills firsthand. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline poses an unacceptable risk to our communities and natural resources; oppose this legislation by letting our State and Federal representatives know where you stand–there is simply too much at stake.