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Keystone XL pipeline video: "It's not us, it's you"

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A humorous video called "We Quit You, Keystone XL (It's Not Us, It's You)" takes pointed aim at Canadian oil giant Trans Canada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline. 

An insistent young man representing Keystone shows up at a young woman's front door, begging her to consider approving him.

"I was arrested trying to get rid of you," the young woman says, representing the American population opposed to the pipeline.

"It doesn't matter what talking points you come back with, or how many times you change your route or whatever budget bills you attach yourself to-- I am never, ever going to say yes to you," the young woman says.

The video also concludes with a reference to major oil pipeline proposal projects currently under review in Canada, the Enbridge Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Both pipeline proposals would export Alberta tar sands oil to British Columbia.

"Forget her! The girls up North are WAY easier!" says a young man wearing an Enbridge t-shirt. His friend, wearing a Kinder Morgan t-shirt, laughs and agrees.

"All I could think of was how much pipeline companies like TransCanada and the Keystone XL, Enbridge, Shell and Kinder Morgan reminded me of ex-boyfriends who simply wouldn't get the hint about a relationship being over," said video creator Heather Libby. "They're going to keep coming back no matter what we tell them, unless we cut them off for good - and remove their subsidies." 

Libby wrote the script and passed it on to Post Carbon Institute who produced it. She is also the managing editor of, a project of the Global Campaign for Climate Action

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