Beyond Oil: Michael Marx on Tar Sands and Pipelines

Beyond Oil: Michael Marx on Tar Sands and Pipelines

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Michael Marx

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 9:05am

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Most of the time when we hear about "bureaucratic delays" it is with a sigh and a moan (especially this week when the Federal government is almost completely shut down). But when it comes to the Keystone XL Pipeline, a bureaucratic delay is a welcome reprieve for the activists and environmental groups fighting the controversial plan to build a pipeline that would transport tar sands crude oil from Canada through the US.

This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise speaks with Michael Marx, the Director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Oil campaign. They discuss the new economics of tar sands oil, the options for the petroleum industry if the Keystone is blocked, and how the fight over the pipeline has helped to energize groups like his.

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