The Keystone Pipeline is an underground pipeline that will transport oil from Alberta to Texas. This pipeline will transport dirty oil known as the Alberta Tar Sands. The Alberta Tar Sands project poses a huge threat to the environment. The tar sands will produce approximately 19 million gallons of gasoline daily and when the tar sands are burned, it will produce approximately 175,000 metric tons of carbon monoxide. This is a huge amount of gases being burnt and it poses a serious, direct threat to the environment and is a major contributor to global warming. Also, the wastes are being spilled into the Athabasca River, and are killing off all the fish and other wildlife in the river. To expand the project, forests are being cleared and destroying habitats for the wildlife surrounding the area. Studies have shown the link between 5000 birds and the Alberta Tar Sands project. The tar sands even pose a huge threat to human as the people of Chipewyan- the area where the project is occurring- have had an increase in cancer rates since the project has started. Altogether, this project is a huge disaster that harms our environment and even us directly. If you care about our planet and want to save it, we urge you to sign this petition. Please let your friends and families know as well about this petition as we want to get the word across and reach awareness of the impacts of the Alberta Tar Sands and Keystone Pipeline. Thank you!
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