Thursday, May 03, 2007

Quechans halt reckless Bush push for oil refinery

YUMA -- The Quechan Tribe has prevailed in court so far over the Bush/Cheney Interior Department's reckless handling of a proposed oil refinery, near the Gila River and Goldwater Range in Yuma County.

Refineries are like toxic dirty bombs, and this one would use imported oil.

Big Oil men want to build pipelines across the Sonoran Desert so oil could be brought in on supertankers to Mexican ports in the Sea of Cortez.

I wouldn't be disappointed if this refinery plan dies. It would only increase global warming pollution and dependence on foreign oil, while harming our desert, air, water and national security.

A better idea is ethanol or biodiesel plants in Yuma County that could benefit local agriculture, help research, and provide alternative American-grown fuels.

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