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Sunday, December 7, 2014

SENATOR BARBARA BOXER-ENVIRONMENTAL-KEYSTONE XL PROJECT/RESPONSE

Senator Barbara Boxer

I AM BRINGING UP THE RESULTS OF OUR 
STAND ON THE BUILDING KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE. 
I  among many others activists concern with health and environment issues
wrote to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer to give us the support and represent our position in the senate. 
The below is the reprint of Senator letter, that I found in my mail box                               
from U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer: 

                        
                                                                                                             
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U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer senator@boxer.senate.gov

Dec 2 (5 days ago)
to me
United States Senate
Dear Ms. Lorens:
Thank you for writing to me to express your opposition to the proposed Keystone XL project, an 875-mile pipeline which would transport tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.  I appreciate hearing from you on this vital matter.
I am very pleased that on November 18, 2014, the Senate blocked a measure that would have bypassed the Administration's permit review process and forced the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.  I led the debate against building this pipeline because of the disastrous impacts it would have on public health and the environment, and I am proud that 40 of my colleagues voted with me to protect the health of our families and our planet.
Tar sands oil contains significantly higher levels of toxic pollutants than conventional crude oil – with 11 times more sulfur and nickel, six times more nitrogen, and five times more lead.  The extraction, transport, refining, and waste disposal of tar sands oil have serious health impacts on communities: exacerbating respiratory ailments, aggravating heart disease, and even leading to premature deaths.
Furthermore, I have serious concerns about the dangerous contribution the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would make to climate change.  According to the U.S. State Department, tar sands oil creates 17 percent more carbon pollution per barrel of oil than domestic oil, and the pipeline could increase carbon pollutio.n equivalent to adding 5.8 million new cars to the road or building eight new coal-fired power plants  The Keystone XL project would undoubtedly set us back in our fight against climate change.
I strongly believe that the Keystone XL project is not in our national interest, and the Administration should not issue a permit authorizing its construction.  Please know that I will keep fighting against the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and continue working for a safe, clean, job-producing energy future.
Again, thank you for writing to me.  Please feel free to contact me again about this or any other issue of concern to yYou.

Sincerely,

Barbara Boxer
United States Senator
Please do not respond to this message. If you would like to comment on legislation, please visit my website and use the correspondence form at https://www.boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/policycomments.cfm.


Thank You, Senator Barbara Boxer. 
Senator Barbara Boxer is democrat from California,
that stands for me.

U.S.  SENATOR  BARBARA  BOXER

Barbara Boxer is U.S. Senator since 1993.  In November 2010 she was reelected  to serve 4th term. 
As a wife  of 50 years to Steward Boxer mother of two  (Doug and Nicole) and grandmother to four kids, she has a strong concern for family well being, human  and environmental issues and among other things she is also a strong
advocates for women rights.
She is the only one sitting chair to two committees:
Environment and Public Works (EPW) and Committee on Ethics. She is very
active member of Commerce Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
To read her official biography please see the link:

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS605US605&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF

All comments are welcome.

Thank You
e.d. Lorens
edlorens.blogspot.com



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