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Keystone XL pipeline protest at Facebook

Original post made on May 2, 2013

Holding pipes, protesters march toward Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park on May 1 to speak up against CEO Mark Zuckerberg's alleged ties to political ads supporting the Keystone XL pipeline. ==I Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.== ==B Updated with an FWD.us interview.==

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Posted by Pho Pho
a resident of Woodside High School
on May 2, 2013 at 11:34 am

If we process those tarsands and ship that oil out of the country, its game over for climate change. Need to go full tilt on renewable, which drives oil prices down. Once they fall enough, it isn't cost effective to process tarsands.

China invested billions in solar.

Portugal recently got 70% of their energy from renewables.

Germany has over 1 million homes with solar.

Why do we listen to the "America Last" crowd that wants to stop progress, by stopping renewables?


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Posted by Katherine Forrest
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on May 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm

It's misleading to talk about all the jobs that would be created by the Keystone XL pipeline. The State Dept says only 35 permanent jobs would be created after the initial construction phase. During construction, there would be tens of thousands of temporary jobs. Web Link. The amount of long-lasting damage that would be done to the areas through which the pipeline would pass because of oil spills (Keystone is notorious for those) would far exceed any small benefit from job creation. Web Link.


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Posted by zuck has no morals
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 2, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Zuck's main issue is immigration. To get politicians to support his immigration platform, Zuck is bribing the politicians by funding advertisements for their other pet issues, like oil drilling. Who knows if this strategy is going to work. However, it does prove that Zuck has no morals.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on May 2, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Thank you for the above 3 comments. They echo my thoughts but also provided more food for thought, plus a good link.


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Posted by petition
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 3, 2013 at 10:20 am

The League of Conservation Voters has a petition for Mark Zuckerberg: Web Link