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Urgent! Action Needed To Stop Keystone XL Pipeline

Urgent! Action Needed To Stop Keystone XL Pipeline

Just four days ago, Care2 brought you the somber news that the Keystone XL pipeline had once again reared its ugly head.

Despite President Obama’s much-celebrated rejection of the Keystone XL a few weeks ago, Republicans in Congress (and a few Democrats) are trying to attach a measure to the transportation bill that would force approval of the pipeline.

Big Oil is using the full power of its monetary resources to make the pipeline a reality, even though millions of Americans, Canadians, and First Nation peoples have made it clear that they don’t want it. But all Big Oil can see are dollar signs: the 1,700-mile pipeline would transport up to 35 million gallons of tar sands oil from Canada to refineries in Texas every day. Once there, much of it would be exported overseas.

If the Transportation Bill passes with the Keystone XL provision attached, it means the pipeline would be built without an environmental evaluation process, a National Interest Determination, or a new route through Nebraska.

Care2 is proud to stand with our friends at 350.org and dozens other environmental organizations  in  mobilizing against this sneaky attempt to sacrifice our health and environment to the wishes of Big Oil.

Here’s how you can help stop the Keystone XL once and for all:

1. Share this message with your Twitter followers: Senate is moving to approve Keystone XL. We have 24 hrs to stop them. Take action here: http://ow.ly/92IZH #noKXL

2. Post this article on your Facebook profile using the “Like” or “Send” buttons next to the image above.

3. Contact your Senators directly via email or phone and remind them that Big Oil’s money should not take higher priority than the health of the American people and our environment.

4. Sign the petition below telling Big Oil that you stand with President Obama on the Keystone XL.

Together we can show Big Oil and its senators in Congress that voices speak louder than money!

Related Reading:

Oil Spills Expected If Keystone XL Is Approved

TransCanada Admits It Lied About Keystone XL Jobs

The Dirty Truth About Tar Sands Oil Extraction

 

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3:23PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

I could mention many more crude yet ''cost effective'' technologies that should have been phased out years, even decades ago.

This country sent men to the moon more than once, and brought them back alive.
My PC (a 3GHz word processor built in 2004) is more powerful than the computers used back then to control space vehicles!

What is hysterical, (and in a not funny way) is that people in this country, and globally, refuse, kicking and screaming, to modernize in a progressive, nice-to-the Planet sort of way.
Even when it is destroying them.

It is time for humankind to get out of its collective diaper.
It is so much easier and cost-effective.
I am glad to see that more and more people are on board with the idea.

Perhaps you two will be, also.

3:22PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

Greetings Johns H and K:

My post is not irrational.
The sources for my figures are: http://business.whatitcosts.com/refine-oil-pg3.htm.
And a guy named Mike who worked at the Whiting, IN oil refinery.

There is no reason that globally, we cannot have clean renewable energy.
We globally have the knowledge, we have the brain power. We have already done it.
Many energy technologies have been suppressed because they are not ''cost effective''.

For example, in the late 1970s-early 1980s I drove a car that got 32 mpg (the 1967 Volvo), and another that have me 40 mpg (the Honda 600). The Volvo had an automatic transmission.

Just recently, a Mustang that gets 30 mpg was on offer.
A muscle car that is good on gas! (Uh, only on the HIGHWAY. City is 19 mpg.)
My 1971 Chevy Impala got 17 mpg. It was twice the size of the Mustang.

The American auto industry has squandered 20 times as much money to fight improved CAFE standards then it needed to redesign engines to be more fuel efficient and more clean burning.

It also seems that it is considered more ''cost effective'' to poison the oceans with spilled oil and ''cleaning'' solvents, frack with secret toxic concoctions that destroy groundwater in the process, use radioactive fuel rods for 18 months, and remove them and keep them buried under 40 feet of water (for eternity), instead of reprocessing the spent fuel.
Or using something less toxic, like thorium.

I could mention many more crude yet ''cost effecti

11:43PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

TransCanada has lied all the way.

7:53PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

Thank for the article... petition signed.

7:05PM PST on Feb 20, 2012

noted and signed.

1:35PM PST on Feb 20, 2012

signed/action taken.

12:29AM PST on Feb 20, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

10:21AM PST on Feb 19, 2012

If you people think that Obama is stopping the Keystone pipeline because he cares about the environment you have been drinking way too much kool aid. The reason that he is stopping it is because he was put there by George Soros and the rest of the NWO gang. They have a vested interest in the destruction of America These people are extremely rich and they are using you and when they are through with you they will discard you like used toilet paper. George Soros has invested 15 billion in Petrobras, a Brazilian oil company, to develop their new found deep water oilfields Obama says "we will be their best customers" After all George Soros's money got Obama elected! If you think the environment is bad now just wait another 4 years from now if ,God forbid, Obama gets re elected Imagine a 35% unemployment rate and 8$ a gallon gasoline then let's see how green America will be.

6:47AM PST on Feb 19, 2012

Signed.

3:46AM PST on Feb 19, 2012

Signed...

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