The Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to Texas, has been a controversial proposition. Some believe it will add thousands of jobs and create a needed source of fuel. Others believe it will be an environmental hazard and provide far fewer jobs than would justify its downsides. Count Sam Avery among the latter.
The Louisville native and longtime environmental activist’s new book, The Pipeline and the Paradigm, investigates the economic, ecological, political and psychological issues behind the Keystone XL — from the “carbon bomb” of global warming in the Canadian tar sands where the fuel would be extracted to the ways in which the pipeline would affect those along its route.
And he isn’t just a passive observer: Avery was arrested and jailed for three days last September in Texas, where he was protesting the pipeline while doing research for his book.
Avery will discuss The Pipeline and the Paradigm 7 p.m.
Thursday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Free. 2692 Madison Road, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood, 513-396-8960, josephbeth.com.