National Press Club

James Hansen

James Hansen

August 29, 2011 9:00 AM

Location: First Amendment Lounge

Drawing a Line in the Tar Sands: Why Stopping the TransCanada Pipeline to the U.S. is Vital to the Future of Our Children and Planet

Internationally known Climatologist Dr. James Hansen (Columbia University Earth Institute) makes the case against building the Keystone XL Pipeline which would transport “dirty oil” from Alberta, Canada, to Texas.

As the deadline nears for President Obama to approve or disapprove licensing of the “Tar Sand” pipeline, Hansen warns that it will be “Game Over” for the environment, today’s children and future generations if the KXL pipeline project goes through. “Governments must act immediately to significantly reduce fossil fuel emissions to protect our children's future and avoid loss of crucial ecosystem services,” Hansen asserts."

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