Congress Wants to Raise Tar Sands from the Dead
This week, Republican leaders are once again threatening to force approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline by attaching it to critical legislation. Tell them to let the pipeline die!
Congressional Republicans refuse to let the tar sands pipeline die.
They keep raising the Keystone XL from the dead -- like a zombie -- to terrorize America over and over again.
Just two weeks after President Obama stood his ground and killed the permit for this environmental nightmare, Republicans on Capitol Hill are now threatening to hold key legislation hostage unless Big Oil gets to run a river of the world’s dirtiest oil through our nation’s heartland.
Tell your members of Congress to reject all attempts to force approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline by attaching it to the payroll tax bill, the transportation bill or any other unrelated legislation.
It’s no surprise that this monstrously destructive project keeps stalking America.
It is getting re-animated -- over and over -- by senators and representatives who have taken down millions in campaign contributions from the oil giants.
If they succeed, the Keystone XL will deliver billions in profits to Big Oil while you and I get stuck with poisoned water, contaminated land and an overheated planet.
And despite the oil lobby’s propaganda, this fossil fuel boondoggle will raise oil prices in the Midwest and could actually kill more jobs than it creates!
Tell Congress to let the Keystone XL pipeline die a merciful death. And please tell them today. The pressure is on right now.
Natural Resources Defense Council