We want a "peace economy" that creates jobs, invests in our communities, restores and improves public services, saves the environment, and builds the infrastucture. We urge you to sign the petition at www.jobs-not-wars.org that calls for an end to the austerity and militarism that this Congress and Administration seem intent on.
Some energy industry genius decided that there is a better way: blow steam into the bitumen sands - high pressure cyclic steam stimulation - and then just bring up the goo through some pipes. Trouble is that the goo is bypassing the pipes and surfacing where it will. There is no pipe to cap - it is uncappable. It is fouling soil and water and killing thousands of animals. What little we know sounds like a Grade B Hollywood flick. And we don't know much because predictably the oil company is lying to us. One lesson to be learned: if it's in the ground, leave it in the ground.