On November 6th, thousands of people will gather to remind President Obama of his promise to reduce our country’s dependence on foreign oil and expand our access to renewable energy. So far, Obama has been far less successful in fulfilling those promises than many would have liked. But when it comes to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, he has a chance to redeem himself.
While Congress may do everything it can to protect Big Oil subsidies and limit government investment in clean energy companies, the decision to approve the Keystone XL pipeline rests in the President’s hands alone.
Participants in the November 6th Tar Sands Action will join hands in a giant circle around the White House, signifying the overwhelming majority of Americans who oppose the pipeline. A majority that includes celebrities like Robert Redford and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Image: Still from StopKeystoneXL video