Our voices are being heard -- but now it’s time to get loud.
Responding to the pressure applied by the thousands of Friends of the Earth Activists who have sent comments or made phone calls, earlier this month the State Department released a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on TransCanada’s proposed pipeline to pump highly polluting tar sands oil across the U.S.
Unfortunately, the Obama administration's supplemental analysis of this Keystone XL project is still incomplete -- it fails to consider key environmental dangers.
The good news is that we have an opportunity right now to voice our concerns. Can you help push back against this dirty oil pipeline? Send a public comment to the Obama administration today.
The Keystone XL pipeline would transport some of the dirtiest oil on the planet -- tar sands oil -- from Canada to Texas, exposing America’s heartland to oil spills along the way.
If the pipeline is built, its impacts will resonate along its nearly 2,000-mile route and around the world. Producing tar sands oil creates three times more global warming pollution than producing conventional crude oil.
President Obama acknowledged earlier this month that tar sands may be destructive and the impacts need to be studied. While talk is great, he needs to stop this dangerous pipeline in its tracks.
Tell the President what you think. Submit a public comment to say that tar sands oil has no place in our energy future.
Our opponent, TransCanada, is willing to do whatever it takes to clear the way for the pipeline. A report released by Friends of the Earth today, Dirty Business,1 shows how TransCanada has used nefarious tactics to push the project, dodging safety concerns and threatening farmers who do not want the pipeline crossing their land and threatening their crops and livelihood.
But we are making amazing headway in our fight to stop this pipeline.
We received hundreds of comments from activists like you about the calls we made to the White House recently, and our reports show that we're getting through. One of you told us, “the aide [who answered the phone] seemed to be genuinely concerned about the dangers of the Keystone Pipeline…[and] she had just received another call before mine warning against the dangers of the pipeline.”
We can not afford to lose our momentum. Please submit a public comment today and help stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
Thanks for all that you do,
Dirty Fuels Campaigner, Friends of the Earth
[1.] Dirty Business: How TransCanada Pipelines bullies farmers, manipulates oil markets, threatens fresh water and skimps on safety in the United States.
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