Like many, I watched with acute interest the tar-sands pipeline protests in Washington, DC, which wrapped up last weekend. (Photos here.)
"Last week, nearly every major environmental group in the country signed on to a letter demanding President Obama deny the pipeline permit. “There is not an inch of daylight between our policy position on the Keystone XL pipeline, and those of the protesters being arrested daily outside the White House,” wrote the groups in their letter."
What few in the Northwest states realize is that plans are afoot to bring tar-sands oil into Cascadia through a new pipeline proposed for northern British Columbia
and also possibly through an existing pipeline that connects the Alberta oil fields with greater Vancouver, BC, and then western Washington.