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Susan Connolly is a resident of Marshall, Michigan where more than 18 months later the largest tar sands oil spill in U.S. history is still being cleaned up. Susan and her children suffered in the days following the spill and Susan is a leader in the fight to make sure that the spill is cleaned up. Susan says, "This is the perfect opportunity to learn ... especially with the proposed Keystone pipeline that will run the same horrible crude. The only ones who benefit are the pipeline companies. The only job growth here is the workers cleaning up the spill." Watch for more on Susan's story.
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Randy Thompson is a landowner from Nebraska who is fighting TransCanada's attempt to cross his land with the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Randy says, "We didn't think a foreign corporation could actually have the power to come and take our land away from us. We're an agricultural state. If we don't have water, we're out of business." Watch for more on Randy's story.
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Mike Hathorn is a welder and Texas landowner who opposes the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would run directly through his land. After three years of negotiations against the pipeline, Mike was forced to settle because it was costing him too much in legal fees, saying "Big oil, big money. That's what we were up against." Watch for more on Mike's story."
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Julia Trigg Crawford is a Texas farmer who is battling TransCanada's attempt to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline across her land in court. Julia Trigg says, "My job description is to be a good steward of this place. I do believe that I can make a difference.'"Watch for more on Julia Trigg's story.
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Juan Parras lives in the Houston Manchester community with the largest concentration of refineries and petrochemical plants in the Gulf. He is concerned that bringing tar sands in the Keystone XL pipeline will mean even more pollution for communities already under pressure. Juan says, "There is a lot of concern about the Keystone pipeline. We cannot place money above people's lives." Watch for more on Juan's story.
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Jane Kleeb is the executive director of Bold Nebraska and has lead the local fight against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, standing up for landowner rights. Jane says, "We're very worried about the water. This is Nebraska families fighting with everything we have to make sure our land and water is protected."
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Hilton Kelley works with residents in Port Arthur, Texas who live in the shadow of refineries and petrochemical plants. Hilton says, "For years, these refineries have been processing crude oil, but what is different about this tar sands is that it is heavier with sulfur, metals and mercury. We do not need this tar sands coming and increasing the toxins in our environment." Watch for more on Hilton's story.
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Erma Lee Smith was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas next to the refineries and suffers from bronchitis. Tar sands could bring additional pollution to already burdened communities. Erma Lee says, "I've been having bronchitis since 1979 and I'm on a breathing machine." Watch for more on Erma Lees Smith's story.
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Eleanor Fairchild is a Texas landowner who opposes the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline which would run directly through her land. She and her husband bought their land when her husband retired as an oil industry geologist. Eleanor says, "My husband used to say this land was heaven to him. The more I learned, the worse tar sands looked. I just want fair treatment." Watch for more on Eleanor's story.
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The tar sands oil spill near Marshall, Michigan closed down the business of Debra Miller and her husband for several months. Deb says, "That pipeline break put a million gallons into our river, changed our communities forever. What is that doing to our tax base and our public safety?" Watch for more on Deb's story.