Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco
Topic: Industry pushes to increase mining and transport of tar sands oil, including in pipeline from Montreal to Portland, ME and through East Texas, where construction is being me by civil disobedience resistance
*We look again at the aggressive push across North America to increase the mining and pipeline transport of t highly polluting tar sands oil. Studies show tar sands oil creates 20% more climate changing pollution then even conventional oil.
*We look at the proposed tar sands pipeline from Montreal to Portland, ME and what companies would profit. Recent research shows Exxon Mobil to be a majority owner of the current and proposed line.
*We, again, talk with a representative of the Tar Sands Blockade in Eastern Texas. A high profile campaign of civil disobedience has been active there since August,as construction is started on the southern segment of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.