I'm not sure how Minnesotans will stop the Enbridge pipeline from being placed in our own state but if we stop tar sand oil production there won't be any use for pipelines in North America. Here are several petitions to stop tar sand oil production in Canada. If you care about this issue I urge your to sign now:
Sierra Club Petition to Stop Pipeline/tar sand oil production
NRDC Petition to stop pipeline/tar sand oil production
CARE 2 petition to stop pipeline/tar sand oil production
What tar sand production is responsible for:
Tar sands oil development creates open pit mines, habitat fragmentation, toxic waste holding ponds, air and water pollution, upgraders and refineries, and pipelines spreading far beyond the Boreal forest. This development is destroying habitat for waterfowl and songbirds that come from all over the Americas to nest in the Boreal. Each year between 22 million and 170 million birds breed in the 35 million acres of Boreal forest that could eventually be developed for tar sands oil.
Faced with tar sands development, migrating birds don't just move elsewhere since they depend on a certain type of habitat. Not only do many adult birds die when faced with lost and fragmented habitat and ponds of mining waste, but future generations of birds will have lost their chance to exist. (NRDC)
Tar sand oil production affects wildlife, water, people, etc... To learn the facts visit: OIL and TRUTH