Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tell President Obama:

The time has come to tell President Barack Obama to keep his promise and reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

At the bidding of deep-pocketed oil and gas interests, congressional Republicans attached a rider to must-pass safety-net legislation that forces the president to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline by Feb. 21.

Mr. Obama promised plainly that, if forced to make a rushed decision, he would have no other choice but to reject the pipeline.

The Keystone XL would transport one of the world's dirtiest fossil fuels, tar-sands oil, over 1,700 miles of American heartland. A spill along the route -- which crosses the Missouri, Yellowstone and Platte rivers -- would devastate water supplies, wildlife and public health. Extracting oil from tar sands is already devastating Canada's boreal forest and wetlands that serve as breeding grounds for migratory birds; the world's leading climate scientists warn we cannot burn greenhouse-gas-intensive tar-sands oil and maintain a safe climate.

Tell the Obama government it must keep its promise to put a stop to the Keystone XL project and begin the transition to a clean-energy future.

Take action here: http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9140

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