The Keystone XL pipeline is a dirty oil disaster in the making.
Planned by Canadian oil giant TransCanada, this project would transport some of the dirtiest oil on the planet -- tar sands oil -- from Canada to Texas, exposing America’s heartland to oil spills. A TransCanada pipeline already in operation just had its second gusher of tar sands crude in three weeks.
But TransCanada needs a permit from the Obama administration before it can build the Keystone XL pipeline -- and that’s where you come in.
Can you help push back against this dirty oil pipeline? The Obama administration is accepting public input on this project right now. Click here to send a public comment today.
If the pipeline is built, its impacts will resonate along its nearly 2,000-mile route and around the world.
The production of tar sands oil causes three times more climate-damaging pollution than the production of conventional crude oil.
Indigenous peoples living near tar sands oil extraction sites in Canada are already suffering from increased incidences of cancer. People living near refineries in the U.S. would face more toxic air pollution.
President Obama acknowledged earlier this month that tar sands may be destructive and the impacts need to be studied. While talk is great, we need action -- President Obama 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.
We are making amazing headway in our fight to stop this pipeline. Responding to the pressure applied by thousands of Friends of the Earth activists who have sent comments or made phone calls, the State Department released a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement last month and began accepting more input from members of the public.
Unfortunately, the Obama administration's supplemental analysis of the Keystone XL project is still incomplete -- it fails to consider key environmental dangers.
We pulled this dirty oil pipeline off the fast track for approval, and we cannot afford to lose our momentum now.
Please join Friends of the Earth and voice your concerns about piping the world’s dirtiest oil into the U.S. Submit a public comment today to help stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
Thanks for all that you do,
Dirty Fuels Campaigner, Friends of the Earth
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