Say No to Tar Sands
“Essentially game over” for the climate — that’s how NASA scientist James Hansen describes the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would funnel highly toxic tar sands oil from Canada all the way to Texas.
Now some good news: we can stop this.
Unlike many other problems facing our country, this one has a single decision maker. President Obama can block Keystone XL. No grand bargains required. He doesn’t have to haggle with the hopelessly divided and bought-off Congress — he, himself, can sign or refuse to sign a letter certifying that the proposed pipeline is ‘in the national interest.’ If he says no, than the pipeline won’t be developed. It’s that simple.
Call on President Obama to reject Keystone XL and invest in clean, safe energy solutions.
(And if you're interested in other opportunities for action, over 1,500 people have already signed up to risk arrest by participating in a civil disobedience campaign in Washington DC this August. Find more info at TarSandsAction.org.)