(CNN) - Former Vice President Al Gore condemned the controversial Keystone XL pipeline Thursday, calling the proposed project an “atrocity.”
“This should be vetoed. It is an atrocity. It is a threat to our future,” Gore said during a speech at a policy forum held by the left-leaning Center for American Progress.
“Our addiction to these high intensity, dirty carbon-based fuels… You know, junkies find veins in their toes when the ones in their arms and legs give out,” Gore said.
Proponents of the project say the proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline will create American jobs and enable U.S. energy independence. Critics argue that the construction of a massive new pipeline carrying crude oil through the heart of the country is inherently dangerous.
President Obama is waiting on the findings of a State Department review, now in its final stages, to make a decision on whether to approve the project.
“I hope as he gets down to the … decision on this pipeline that he really understands very clearly what is at stake here,” Gore said.
republicans sure want to get this tar oil to communist china ,know matter what it cost American tax payers .follow the profits