As if the recent Gulf and Michigan oil spills didn’t make the obvioius, well, even more obvious. The USA continues to expand it’s thirst for crude oil, and with no coherent energy policy in sight, that means we gotta feed the machines. All that oil needs to be moved around somehow. Currently under consideration is the Keystone XL pipeline, mainlining all that wonderful Canadian Tar Sands “oil” straight to the Gulf of Mexico. You may want to check the map, and make sure your local isn’t in the way of the 1,700 mile proposed pipeline, running from northern Alberta to Texas. Of course the oil corporations would have you believe that pipeline leakage just doesn’t happen. Your actual milage may vary.