Obama needs to keep promises on pipeline

The Keystone XL pipeline would bring tar sands oil from Alberta to the United States. Tar sands oil is the dirtiest source of energy there is. The process emits 14 percent more greenhouse emissions than conventional oil extraction and it uses large amounts of water. It turns the landscape into a moonscape. To approve this project would make a mockery of his inaugural comments about betraying our children and future generations. I hope President Obama will do the right thing and reject the tar sands pipeline.

Robert Johnson