In 24 hours, the environmental movement and progressive allies came together to send a huge wake-up call to wavering senators: reject any attempts to revive the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline -- or face hundreds of thousands of people ready to hold you accountable.
With your help, we sped past our goal and delivered more than 802,000 messages to senators yesterday afternoon, including more than 15,000 from Friends of the Earth activists. You can see your signatures being delivered to Majority Leader Harry Reid's office in the picture to the right!
But we can't let up. On Monday, senators with close ties to Big Oil showed their cards, filing an amendment to a transportation bill that would force through approval of Keystone XL.
Can you make sure our message that we need a safe climate, not dirty tar sands oil gets through to senators by phoning yours now?
You can dial the congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121, ask for your senator and deliver a message like this:
“I’m calling because in 24 hours alone, Americans sent more than 802,000 messages opposing the Keystone XL pipeline. I expect you, and your colleagues, to stand with us against Big Oil, and reject any attempts to resurrect this dangerous tar sands oil pipeline that threatens ecosystems, water and our climate.”
Then click here to report your call.
We’ve mustered one of the most concentrated bursts of environmental advocacy online this millennium -- and it's already helped stiffen the spine of President Obama. Yesterday evening his administration issued a threat to veto the House's transportation package, citing the harmful Keystone XL provision and other anti-environment measures tacked onto the bill. Still, Big Oil-backed senators remain eager to latch mandates for Keystone XL onto just about every piece of legislation that comes across their desk.
Every call you make will give us more power to convince senators on the fence to stand with us and reject the Keystone XL pipeline.
Thanks for everything you’re doing to defend our victory and stop the pipeline!
--Becca Connors, Kim Huynh, Kelly Trout and the rest of the #noKXL team at Friends of the Earth