Annotated Bibliography On Keystone Pipeline

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The Keystone XL Pipeline
Annotated Bibliography
Biello, David. “Green Goo.” Scientific American. Jul. 2013. Vol. 309(1). Web. 4 Apr. 2015.
In Biello opinions of climate change dramatic cost for the Keystone XL, he shows that fifteen scientists gather and sign a letter to the President persuading him to decline the proposal about the Keystone pipeline. The evidence that this proposal would not be beneficial was shown in Biello’s article. Climatologists advise burning of fossil fuels will adversely affect climate change. The amount of greenhouse gases in the air will increase. With no control of temperature, the water level in oceans will rise higher and higher each day. With this in mind, people have been strictly against the pipeline. According …show more content…

President Obama. After interviewing with aNebraska news reporter, President Obama addressed that adding the pipeline will accommodate Unites State economy and will produce thousands of jobs, but the health and safety of the American people comes first. No need to build the pipeline that will be a danger to American citizens. The Pipeline will go through the Ogallala aquifer, which supplies one forth of drinking water key sources in Nebraska and the Midwest. Nebraska residents also supports the president and they will choose their children’s safety over a few jobs added if it will harm their kids by drinking potentially hazardous water that would damage their …show more content…

Wilder’s essay introduces every possible issue that can arise from Keystone XL pipeline, but my focus is towards climate change. She argues that the construction and refining the dirty oil will increases climates change effect. Why should Americans shoot an arrow that will be a harm to them? We risk reaching higher atmospheric temperature, serious droughts, and floods due to the changing climate. That is not the only way climate change will affect communities, but it will also have an impact on oil spills near communities. “The oil spills are most likely and could result from corrosion, defects in materials or construction, pressure, ground movements and flooding.” That would affect low-income family lives around the pipeline and they will have higher chances of environmental hazards. Wilder acknowledges that U.S. needs to find other ways to get clean and sustainable sources of energy because Keystone XL pipeline is not a solution. After reading Wilder’s essay, I consider the health and communities’ safety and the rising threats of climate change the first priority rather than building the XL

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