Thursday, February 27, 2014

President Obama: Reject Keystone XL!

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm Duncan Meisel of the organization, and I started a petition to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, which says:

President Obama said that he would reject Keystone XL if it significantly contributed to climate change. Now the evidence is in: An 830,000-barrel-per-day pipeline would allow Big Oil to dig up, refine, and burn more tar sands than they could with any other available options, which means the president must reject the pipeline.

Right now we are in the middle of the last official public comment period for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline—one of the very last steps before President Obama makes his decision on whether to approve this 830,000-barrel-per-day pipeline of the world's dirtiest oil. 

Keystone XL would be a climate disaster, and this is our last chance to weigh in to stop the pipeline. The State Department is accepting comments on the final environmental impact statement, and Big Oil is trying to flood the system with pro-pipeline comments. Can you send a message to President Obama to stop Keystone XL while we still have a chance? 

Click here to send your message by adding your name to this petition.

It's simple: Building an 830,000-barrel-per-day pipeline of the world's dirtiest oil will have an impact on the climate. Keystone XL would allow Big Oil to dig up, refine, and burn more tar sands than they could with any other available options. The president said that he would reject the pipeline if it has a significant impact on the climate, and we take him at his word. 

We can either have Keystone XL or a safe and livable climate—"all of the above" is not an option. After six years of supporting more fossil fuel projects while saying he's committed to climate science, President Obama needs to finally decide if he wants to be a climate champion or be remembered as the pipeline president. 

This is the last chance to formally comment on the pipeline before it goes to the president's desk for a decision. Sending a strong message is critical to showing the president that the science is serious, and that we're serious too.

This is one of those things where numbers really count, and a flood of comments would show the president that there's a huge risk, politically and scientifically, to approving the pipeline. Can you submit a comment to stop Keystone XL? 

Click here to to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Let's send this message loud and clear.


–Duncan Meisel

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