Canadian Tar Sands Oil and Pipelines in MN and U.S. PDF Print E-mail

Many Minnesotans are not aware that 80% of their gasoline comes from Canadian tar sands oil.  Though our attention has been focused on the Keystone XL Pipeline, pipelines already bring tar sands oil to refineries in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  The Alberta Clipper is a 36-inch pipeline that covers 326 miles, most of it in Minnesota. It runs from the northwestern tip of the state, along a line through Thief River Falls, Clearbrook and Bemidji, then eastward through Deer River, Grand Rapids, and finally to Superior, Wisconsin.  Older pipelines bring tar sands oil to the Flint Hills refinery in Pine Bend, MN and to the Marathon Refinery in St. Paul Park, MN.

Existing and proposed pipelines would bring tar sands oil to over 30 refineries throughout the U.S.  Over the last ten years, diluted bitumen (DilBit) exports to the United States have increased almost fivefold, to 550,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2010.  By 2019, Canadian tar sands producers plan to triple this amount to as much as 1.5 million bpd of DilBit. 

Download a Map of Tar Sands Oil Refineries and Pipelines


 

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A recent General Accounting Office study revealed that turnout was at least 1.9 percent lower in 2012 in Kansas vs 2008 and 2.2 percent lower in Tennesee as a result of new Voter ID laws.  That means it's likely 34,000 more Kansans and 88,000 Tennesseans would have voted if the new laws weren't in place.  Young people, black people, and newly registered people were the groups that saw the biggest drop in turnout.

 

 

 Talks on Voting 
 & Voter Restriction at
 2012 GOTV Concert 



Ministers and community leaders introduced concert goers to the history of voting in the U.S. and MN, commented on the devastating impact the Voter Restriction Amendment would have on the MN election process, and encouraged concert goers to vote for the candidates who include everyone in their vision for MN and the country.  You can hear their insightful presentations on this half hour tape.


The speakers, introduced by the concert organizer Reva Chamblis, included:


 

Carolyn Jackson, ACLU MN, Gospel Concert, 10/26/12

Carolyn Jackson
Lobbying Coordinator, ACLU MN
The Struggle to Expand U.S. Voting



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Dane Smith - President, Growth and Justice

"Minnesota leads the nation in voter turnout.

. . .  We have one of the most open and

accessible, accurate and upright voting

systems in the world."


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Joy Marsh Stephens

ISAIAH Chairperson for West Suburban Region

Informed Voters Need to Vote for Candidates that Benefit Everyone.


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Pastor Devin Miller
"It doesn't take a whole lot of votes to
make a difference, but it sure makes a
difference if a whole lot of people don't vote."

View the video of their talks by John Risken.


 

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