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November 6: Stand Up to Keystone XL Pipeline and Unite for Clean Energy

Frances Beinecke

Posted October 24, 2011 in Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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On November 6, NRDC Founding Director John Adams will be leading a group of NRDC staff, members, and activists to the White House to urge President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

They will be joining Bill McKibben and thousands of concerned citizens who know that locking America into decades of dirty tar sands oil will hasten climate change, destroy boreal forest, and threaten communities with pipeline eruptions.

We don’t have to go down this dangerous path. More fuel efficient cars and sustainably grown biofuels can keep America moving without the hazards of tar sands oil.

We know oil companies are lobbying hard for this pipeline, digging into deep pockets to protect their interests. This is our chance to speak for the public interest. We can combat the influence of polluters by gathering together, raising our voices, and letting the administration see our opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.

Earlier this fall, McKibben led a two-week-long demonstration against Keystone XL outside the White House. It was peaceful, dignified, and extremely inspiring. After farmers, ranchers, and business owners from along the proposed route joined the effort and more than 1,200 participants were arrested, the Obama Administration definitely seemed to take notice.

While the rally on November 6 will not include civil disobedience, we expect that having thousands of participants circling the people’s house will garner their attention as well

 We are calling on citizens to come together and encircle the White House. We believe this action offers a vivid illustration of where we stand: opposed to the pipeline and united for clean energy.

We hope you will join the November 6 event. It is an entirely legal action, so bring your friends and family members. You can sign up by clicking here. If you can’t make it, you can send a message President Obama by going to www.StopTar.org.

 

 

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HerbertOct 25 2011 02:10 PM

I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a
new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your
name to mine? If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by November 18, 2011,
the White House will review it and respond!

We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama
Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets
enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

It has to get 150 signatures to be made public. I am shy for a Hermit so right now it has
1 signature. I send a letter to the JournalStar but. What it will take is 150 signatures at the
Address just below. Then you might send the link to any other states or places or organizations that oppose the pipeline.

Yes we can create as many maybe more jobs, use Canada’s oil etc.

Here is what it says they limit your space.

Support a new refinery not the Keystone Pipeline.
Old ones susceptible to weather, attack.
Northeast needs Jobs too
A feasible alternative to building a pipeline over the Ogallala Aquifer. One
can Google the location of the current refineries most of which are older
than 30 years.

They are susceptible to floods, hurricanes, too concentrated to long term
safe strategic considerations.
And when any one goes off line gas goes up enough short term to pay for
construction of a new one.

You can view and sign the petition here: http://wh.gov/Tx0

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