Douglas A. GrandtP. O. Box 1582El Dorado, CA 95623March 31, 2013
U.S. Department of State Attn: Genevieve Walker, NEPA Coordinator 2201 C Street NW, Room 2726Washington, D.C. 20520
Re: Keystone XL Pipeline SEIS - Killing Keystone will help prevent Climate TraumaDear Ms. Walker,We need to ween ourselves off oil, coal and gas, beginning right away; starting with tarsands.From recent experience, we know the perils of Arctic oil drilling, deep water drilling, pipingheavy crude and bitumen, hydro fracturing tight formations. We know what is at risk shouldbe protected even if the risk is remote. If there is a chance of disaster, then any considerationof putting places and species at risk should be OFF LIMITS. It’s as though somebody puts agun to your head and there’s only a one percent chance you could die.
That’s OFF LIMITS.
If the downside is
to even consider the possibility of it happening,
.Continued coal, oil and gas extraction have an
."All of the above" perpetrates "business as usual" at a time that we need a new paradigm.Government policy must incentivize private investments in clean energy technologies now.
Tarsands have no redeeming value
Deny the Keystone pipeline permit application.