Join us at the White House this Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m. (1:30 for live music) We are gathering to tell President Obama to stop construction of the Keystone XL transnational pipeline, as it threatens America’s fresh water supply, endangers poor and rural communities, jeopardizes food security, and derails any attempt at a green energy future.
In August, more than 1,200 people were arrested protesting the controversial 1,700-mile Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. TransCanada, the corporation that would build it, is responsible for 12 oil spills in the United States during 2011. According to NASA scientist James Hansen, “Exploitation of tar sands would make it implausible to stabilize the climate and avoid disastrous global climate impacts.”
Over 4,000 people have already signed up to join the November 6 action, which means we have an opportunity to send a decisive message to the president. With scandals around Keystone XL brewing, and momentum shifting in our direction, we need to make this action as big as possible. We are not planning on arrests, which means everyone can participate. The starting time is approximately 2 p.m. at Lafayette Park. We hope to see you there!
If you cannot be there in person, please consider calling the White House to tell President Obama to shut down the Keystone Pipeline project. 202-456-1111
Visit www.tarsandsaction.org for more info.