• A shortsighted idea
    June 28,2014

    A shortsighted idea

    Rep. Peter Welch this week vocally opposed federal legislation to weaken environmental review of oil pipelines, like the pipeline that runs through Vermontís Northeast Kingdom that could be used to pump tar sands oil. He deserves credit for his opposition. Tar sands oil should be left in the ground. Digging up this carbon-intensive fuel is a shortsighted idea for our climate and imperils future generations.

    Jake Brown


    The writer is the communications director for the Vermont Natural Resources Council.

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