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!
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