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On Monday, CREDO CEO Michael Kieschnick, Political Director Becky Bond, campaigner Josh Nelson, and I were arrested in front of the White House for protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

More than 700 people have been arrested since daily sit-ins began on August 20th, and over 185,000 CREDO members have signed our petition to President Obama asking him to reject this project.

This is a crucial test for the President — to see how far we will go in our use of destructive fossil fuels; if he will dig us in deeper, at greater and greater cost, or if he will stand up, and just say no to reject the madness of this project. It is his decision.

On Saturday at a rally in front of the White House, our petition will be delivered to the President. More than 1,000 people will have been arrested by then and after two weeks of protests, the White House is going to take special notice of this petition.

We need your name to be on it, too. Can you add your signature to help reach 200,000 signers?

Tell President Obama: Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager 
CREDO Action

P.S. — Here's Michael, Becky and me being arrested:
Our arrests
Photo by Josh Lopez.




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Dear Eric,

"Essentially game over" for the climate.

That's what climate scientist James Hansen calls the proposed Keystone XL pipeline — which would carry oil out of Canada's vast tar sands oil fields to Texas, where it will be refined, then burned across the globe, dealing a catastrophic blow to our chance of returning earth to a stable climate.

This project requires a presidential permit to start building — and it is President Obama's decision alone to grant or deny that permit. He will make the decision as soon as September.

Tell President Obama: Stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

The Alberta tar sands are a carbon bomb. The 3rd largest oil field in the world, the difficult extraction and transportation of the tar sands oil ultimately produces up to three times the carbon emissions of traditional oil. (And extreme environmental devastation along the way.)1

The Keystone XL pipeline is the fuse to this bomb — a highway to swift consumption of this dirty, dangerous crude. As if that wasn't enough, it poses a massive spill risk in the six states along the pipeline route, including over the Ogallala Aquifer which provides up to 30% of our nation's agricultural water.

We. Must. Stop. This.

Tell President Obama: Stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

The administration's previous decisions on climate do not inspire confidence that they will deny the permit. Just last week, the administration approved offshore oil drilling in the Arctic. They have opened vast new areas to coal mining, and late last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton even said that she was "inclined" to approve Keystone XL.

But President Obama still has the final word. He does not have to negotiate with Congress or industry. As his State Department reviews the permit, the decision — which could have a devastating impact on the livability of our nation, and our world — is entirely in his hands.

We've lost too many climate fights already. We need a massive, historic show of pressure to make sure we don't lose this one. Please sign the petition and read below for other ways to get involved.

Tell President Obama: Stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Thank you for fighting for an oil-free future.

Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager 
CREDO Action from Working Assets

1. "Keystone XL Pipeline," Friends of the Earth

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