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Re: [Phys-L] Keystone XL: The Pipeline to Disaster

Some subscribers to Phys-L might be interested in a recent post "Re: Keystone XL: The Pipeline to Disaster" [Hake (2013)]. The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: In his LA Times OpEd "Keystone XL: The Pipeline to Disaster," James Hansen at <> wrote: "In March, the State Department gave the president cover to open a big spigot that will hitch our country to one of the dirtiest fuels on Earth for 40 years or more. . . . . A public comment period is underway through April 22, after which the department will prepare a final statement to help the administration decide whether the pipeline is in the 'national interest.'. . . . . .THE PERSPECTIVE OF PIPELINE APOLOGISTS IS CONTRARY TO THE LAWS OF PHYSICS AND BASIC ECONOMICS. . . . [[My CAPS]]. . . ., neither of which gives a damn about politics. . . . . . . . All of president Obama's achievements will fade if he doesn't act swiftly and decisively on climate change. Rejecting keystone is the first step."

A day before Hansen's OpEd appeared, Bill McKibben in "John Kerry's Fateful Decision on the Keystone Pipeline" at <> urged people to send Kerry a million public comments at <>.

To access the complete 13 kB post please click on <>.

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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Hake, R.R. 2013. "Re: Keystone XL: The Pipeline to Disaster," online on the OPEN Net-Gold archives at <>. Post of 05 April 16:37-0700 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post were transmitted to several discussion lists and are on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <> with a provision for comments.