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Keystone XL, and tar sands oil, are emissions-free wonders that will do everything good you ever thought possible. (At least according to the American Petroleum Institute.)

Cartoonist Mark Fiore takes a closer look at the organization that has been lobbying its heart out to get the Keystone XL approved.

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore -- whom The Wall Street Journal has called “the undisputed guru of the form” -- creates animated political cartoons in San Francisco. You can see more of his work at MarkFiore.com.
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  • Joan Harris

    A behind the scenes look at lobbyists. They promote their agenda instead of what’s best for the people in what might be considered creepy. And this happens routinely!

  • Thaddeus Kozubal

    P&G will come out with a new flavor toothpaste: the tar sands oil.
    Exxon Mobil is bound (by contract) and determined to deliver that product. Right now, the Midwest is being polluted with the refining by-products as refining is happening in Gary, Indiana and the petcoke is being stored along the Calumet river on Koch Brothers property in Illinois. If the pipeline was to be allowed to be finished, where would those by-products go? Would they stoop to dumping that in the Gulf of Mexico? My sentiment is to put those results in the red states where the republicans rule, and let them deal with their constituents. Let the investment run full term, then shut it down after all their money has been spent. The pipeline could always be used to pump cooking oil down there to take care of the republicans.

  • Joan Harris

    I grew up in Northwest Indiana along Lake Michigan shores and witnessed first hand the pollution in the 50′s. Oil slicks resembling moistureizer on my skin from swimming in Lake Michigan while someone said jokingly not to light a match. The Little Calumet River a slimy, smelly green oose was considered normal. Then the environment was cleaned up with the river running cleanly and water fowl emerging from out of nowhere. Now Thaddeus, you have called my attention to those grim times. Let us continue to speak out and not accept industrial pollution as a normal by product of making money.

  • Karen Stoll

    As has been pointed out. There is already a pipeline from Canada to indiana. They want xl to send their filthy product to Texas and it’s deep water ports (and off to China).Anyone who thinks their gas prices will go down because of this is mistaken.

  • Anonymous

    my Aunty Julia got silver Volkswagen Beetle
    Convertible by working parttime off of a home computer… Look At This F­i­s­c­a­l­M­a­z­e­.­ℂ­o­m

  • Jack Wolf

    This just shows you how stupid humans truly are. Lobbyists must think they are immortal if they discount natural law. Abrupt climate change can not be reversed. Money is meaningless in the face of such changes. Just rewards – they get a big “I told you so” from me.