Skip to comments.A Big Win Over Exxon!
Posted on 06/29/2012 8:29:25 AM PDT by pabianice
Thanks to you, we defeated Exxons plan to turn a pristine stretch of the Rocky Mountains into an industrial tar sands corridor.
This is a win for the environment worth celebrating.
Last week, we succeeded in bringing down a Goliath ... none other than Exxon Mobil.
Thanks to your activism, we forced the oil giant to back down in its quest to turn a remote and wild stretch of the Rocky Mountains into an industrial transportation corridor.
Exxon has formally withdrawn its application with the state of Montana to ship thousands of mega-sized tractor trailers, filled with tar sands equipment, along the pristine Lolo Pass, high up in the Rocky Mountains.
Since we first learned of Exxons plans in 2010, tens of thousands of BioGems Defenders like you stood strong in vocally opposing Exxons dangerous mega-load scheme.
Your messages to the state of Montana and the U.S. Forest Service helped persuade officials to delay the project last year. Now, in the face of overwhelming public opposition, Exxon has officially thrown in the towel.
We couldnt have done it without you.
Exxons frightening plan called for hauling mining equipment, some of it as long as 210 feet and over 300,000 pounds, through this vulnerable ecosystem and onward to Canada.
Not only would building the transportation corridor have destroyed one of the most beautiful stretches of the Lewis and Clark trail, it would have paved the way for Exxon to extract more oil through the dirty process of tar sands mining.
In Canada, tar sands development has already caused devastation in the boreal forest -- creating vast toxic waste sites, destroying critical wildlife habitat for millions of migratory birds, and generating three times the amount of global warming pollution as conventional fuel production.
With this victory, residents in Rocky Mountain communities on both sides of the border can breathe easier.
I hope youll join with me in celebrating this momentous win. And thank you again for fighting alongside NRDC to defeat Exxon Mobil.
Frances Beinecke President Natural Resources Defense Council
I’m an engineer. So much for getting an engineering job anytime soon. Back to being an assistant teacher.
You flipping retards there is nothing wrong with a road, you have just helped the railroad, that’s all numbskulls. Go watch your cartoons
It's about dominance and control. That's all. The fact that Exxon will just ship this via rail instead, demonstrates this fact.
Gee I wonder if Exxon will pass their increased costs onto consumers.
The Left are human-hating sociopaths.
Your time might be better spent teaching if you can stop some of the leftist drivel that’s being taught to kids today.
I know that’s not much comfort, but maybe it’s God’s way of intervening... ;-)
P.S. Keep those donations coming in! Baby needs a new BMW, I mean a new pair of shoes!
Those “mega-loads” of oil sands processing equipment pass through the Idaho city of my residence, having been denied the use of U. S. Hwy 12 over Lolo Pass, which, incidentally, crests “high up in the Rocky Mountains” at 5,233 ft. One load did go over Lolo, but it seemed quite impractical, operationally. Subsequent loads have traversed U. S. Hwy 95 from Lewiston to Coeur d’Alene, where they shifted to I-90 to reach Montana via Lookout Pass (4,725 ft.) Thus far, no spills, no mechanical breakdowns; only heckling by demonstrating opponents of the project. No oily tar sands ever were intended to be hauled over Lolo Pass or Lookout Pass, only inert new mechanical equipment.
But, what the heck!!?? Where’s the drama in that?
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