The Pipeline That Wouldn’t Die
Sounds like one of those old Godzilla movies in which the military, with its most advanced weapons, couldn’t seem to get rid of a hideous creature. While the Keystone XL pipeline isn’t a movie, it’s a monster some people are trying very hard to build with the same passion folks re-created dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. If you’re against creating monsters, there’s still time to say something about it. Click here for a link to the 350.org Website where you can help get the word out that monsters belong in films, not on our planet. For the significance of that “350” number, see the orange graphic on the right side of this post.
Here’s a copy of the e-mail I received from 350.org today:
The election is over, so now, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and at the tail end of a year plagued by drought, wildfires and floods, it’s time to bring the fight back to Washington, D.C. to say “no” to the Keystone XL pipeline. We need to remind newly re-elected President Obama that if he’s serious about tackling climate change, he should start by rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
We’ve all put a lot of work and time into stopping the Alberta tar sands from being mined, piped across our communities and spewed into our atmosphere. In January we achieved a victory when President Obama decided to deny the Keystone XL pipeline’s permit.
But, unfortunately, the pipeline isn’t dead. We need President Obama to stand up for our climate by fully rejecting the pipeline before TransCanada tries to restate its case. On Sunday, November 18, Friends of the Earth is joining 350.org and dozens of other activist groups in a rally on the White House.
Can you sign this pledge to stand with the activists at the rally, unified against tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline? The pledge can be found here.
If you are able to attend the rally in Washington, D.C., on November 18, please click here for more information and to RSVP.
It’s up to us to keep taking action to demand a tar sands-free future!
While I write contemporary fantasy, protecting the earth is reality. I don’t think it’s a reality we should ignore.
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