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Monday, February 13, 2012

ACTION ALERT: US Senate Is Considering Legislation That Would Resurrect The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

ACTION ALERT notification from Lora Lucero, contributing writer.

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Right now, the Senate is considering legislation that would resurrect the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. President Obama rejected this toxic disaster-in-the-making last month, and now Big Oil's representatives in Congress are trying to force its approval.

It looks like a deal might be coming together in the next 24 hours. I've just joined a huge effort to blitz the Senate with messages opposing Keystone XL - the entire environmental movement is coming together to send over 500,000 messages to Congress in under 24 hours. Can you join me?

The place to go to send a message is here: act.350.org/sign/kxl/

If you haven't heard of Keystone XL or don't know about the tar sands, here's the short summary: Keystone XL is a proposed 1700 mile pipeline connecting the Alberta tar sands with refineries on the Gulf Coast. The tar sands are North America's largest pool of carbon, and NASA's top scientist James Hansen says that exploiting them means 'essentially game over' for the climate. Keystone will ship tar sands oil across critical water supplies and sensitive ecosystems just so it can be exported to foreign markets from refineries in Texas. The job benefits are way overstated, and overall it is just a scam designed to line Big Oil's pockets at our own expense. 

Thanks a bunch. Lora

February 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM in Action Alerts, Energy, Environment, Fracking, Lora Lucero, Contributing Writer | Permalink

Comments

Senator Bingaman doesn't believe there is an urgency to make a decision on Keystone pipeline. YEAH! But he believes most Americans support the pipeline. BOO! Please watch this short C-Span interview and then call Bingaman's office today. 202-224-5521 and tell him Americans DO NOT SUPPORT the Keystone XL pipeline. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F3PGatiVUDs

Posted by: Lora Lucero | Feb 13, 2012 12:32:46 PM

I just heard that we topped 500,000 messages into Congress TODAY to kill the Keystone pipeline .... and they are still rolling in. : )

Posted by: Lora Lucero | Feb 13, 2012 5:15:25 PM