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Friday, September 2, 2011

Just phone 202-456-1111 to tell President Obama that the Keystone XL is not good for the country or the planet

ACTION: Call President Obama--ask him to say NO to the Keystone XL pipeline

We just sent this email to our US list. Please stand in solidarity with those in Washington DC, by calling President Obama. You can find out more information, and tips on how to make a successful call, here:
Dear friends,
The movement to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is breaking through and gaining momentum. 
Here’s how we know that the tide is turning:
  • This week has seen the biggest days yet of the “Tar Sands Action” civil disobedience campaign in DC: over 140 people (including Dr. James Hansen of NASA and over 15 faith leaders) welcomed President Obama back from his vacation by sitting in front of the White House.  So far, over 595 people have been arrested in DC, and as I type this over 100 are sitting in today.
  • Keystone XL is getting a ton of media coverage: in the last few days the issue has been featured in front page articles on The New York Times and The Huffington Post, and great coverage from CNN, NBC, AP, Reuters, and more. (2)
  • Along with our partners, we’ve collected hundreds of thousands of signatures on a big petition that we’ll be delivering on September 3rd. If you haven’t signed and shared it, please do so today.
  • Yesterday, a reporter asked Obama’s press secretary what the President thinks about the protests. His answer: “I haven’t talked to him about it.” It’s a good sign that the question was asked at all, but we’ll clearly need to get louder to really get through to President Obama.
sites/all/files/nokxlsolidarity.jpgDespite the unprecedented groundswell to stop Keystone XL, the Obama administration is still wavering on the pipeline--and honestly, the deck seems stacked to support it. Last Friday, the State Department released their so-called “Environmental lmpact Statement” which declares that the pipeline will have “no significant impacts” - yet it doesn’t mention climate change even once. (3)
If we’re going to tip the balance on the Keystone XL pipeline, we’ll need to get louder. You’ve already added your signature, now add your voice by calling the White House.
Can you make a call to the White House? Here’s the  phone number: 202-456-1111 
Let’s let President Obama (and the DC protesters) know that there’s a whole movement opposing the Keystone XL pipeline. 
May Boeve,

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