Why Tar Sands Oil Isn't Worth the Trouble

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If the Keystone XL was going to pipe regular old oil from Canada to the U.S., it would be controversial enough. But it would be bringing tar sands, "the dirtiest kind of oil on Earth," 2000 miles south to the Gulf of Mexico. For a good explanation of why that would be a nightmare, check out this short video from the Sierra Club: