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Dirty oil, duped Americans

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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Interesting. Here in the U.S., we actually still have average citizens rooting for the Keystone XL carrying the Canadian filthy sand oil from Alberta to refineries in Texas thinking it will in some mysterious way make our country oil independent and that they themselves will be able to buy gas at a lower price. In fact the Koch brothers and fellow tar sands investors are the only ones who will be benefit as well as the oil conglomerates who will sell that refined oil overseas.

The Canadians it seems are more realistic concerning the environmental dangers of piping their own tar sands within their own land. They have put a kibosh on their Northern Gateway pipeline. The reason is the potential environmental disasters from the inevitable oil spills.

Is America’s land less precious than Canada’s? Are Americans more na•ve than the Canadians; more easily manipulated over this impending horror? Are we going to wake up and follow the lead of Canada or will we remain duped and watch the contamination of our soil as well as our drinking water? Time will tell.

Nicholas Zizelis
Amagansett, LI

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