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“Most spills are small,” said Rosemary Crawford, project director at the Center for Energy Matters. “However, this product is proving to be so toxic that even a small amount of it that spills is dangerous to the people in that area.”
Nevertheless, Rep. Gene Green, Texas Democrat, would rather buy oil from “our best friend” to the north than from “countries who hate our guts.”
“The environmental groups who have made this the end-all, be-all have made a terrible mistake,” he told the same group of pipeline supporters this week.
Mr. Graham agreed.
“The environmental argument falls short of making common sense,” he said.
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