The $5.4 billion project, which represents the dirtiest, least efficient kind of oil development, would pump dirty tarsands oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas refineries.
Part of the lead up to this week's demonstrations in Washington's against the XL Pipeline was an April 15 Google Hangout sponsored by the People's World.
Today is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 workers and dumped more than 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a three month period in 2010.
Not too long ago we were all marveling at the "wonderful" oil boom in North Dakota; as we should know from our own history, all booms come at a price, and they are paying that price now.
Calling themselves "natural partners," the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Sierra Club are banding together in a nationwide campaign.
Though smaller than the Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010, when it omes to the amount of spillage the incident may grow, with everything and everyone from wildlife to workers currently paying the price.