This Sunday, activists are organizing another round of protests at the White House to urge the President to kill the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This marks the beginning of a new post-election campaign to pressure the Administration to abandon dirty fossil fuel projects. Below is a piece, written by three of the organizations leading the protests: Oil Change International, 350.org, and Bold Nebraska.
In an interview with AARP, the President noted that doubling fuel efficiency standards on cars would produce savings equivalent to what would be pumped through Keystone XL in 45 years. In his election night speech, he warned of the “the destructive power of a warming planet.”
Keystone XL is a means for reckless expansion of the tar sands industry, which is game over for the climate. The voters who re-elected Barack Obama expect him to create a legacy of action to stop climate change. Rejecting KXL would be a perfect first step to creating that legacy.
the proper studies have not been thoroughly investigated as to impact. the republicans just see more money , big oil more kick backs for favorable deregulated legislation which does not include concern for yourfamily with a giant pipe running through your back yard and you get nothing for it but possible illness. you will never see the gas made from the tar and sand it goes on international market and into EXXON-MOBIL accounts, not you corner gas station.