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Friends of the Earth Gathering Signatures to Have the Keystone XL Review Scandal Investigated.


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, dishonesty, cover-up, ethics, government, news, obama, politics, republicans )

Alexandra
- 459 days ago - action.foe.org
Tell Secretary of State John Kerry: Investigate Big Oil's Influence on the Keystone XL Review. Not only was the investigating firm part of the oil industry, but the state department tried to hide the connection.



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Sue Matheson (70)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:38 am
thanks
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:38 am
Please sign this petition and send this to all your friends. Then ask them to sign and send it to all their friends and so forth. This is what's known as something going viral. It would be great to have a few million signatures to this.
I can't sign because I am an Australian. ( I know that we Australians have our own battles to fight and we're doing our best to beat our own polluting billionaires.)
I'm sending out this submission because the Keystone pipeline will deliver enough dirty oil to kill off all my descendants in Australia and Europe, not to mention the grandchildren of the people in the United States as well. This is priority number one - overriding importance!
Please help.
 

Dave C. (213)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:47 am
signed, thanks.
 

Arielle S. (316)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 7:50 am
For sure - signed
 

Constance F. (433)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:02 am
I believe I had signed this previously, but signed again. Thank you for adding your voice! Will repost to fb. Thank you !
 

Sue H. (7)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:39 am
Noted and absolutely signed, thanks.
 

pam w. (191)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:56 am
Done! Thanks again!
 

Sue Griffiths (22)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 10:33 am
Done. Thank you.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 10:56 am
Signed.
 

Millie O'Connor (178)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 11:24 am
Signed. Someone definitely needs to get to the bottom of this. It's so not right to lie to the American people.
 

Andras C. (16)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 11:59 am
Well caught, Alex. I think you are right to flag this a important.
Signed.
 

Beth M. (244)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 1:06 pm
Done
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 1:08 pm
Thank you, Australia!
{You are their BEST representative, Alexandra!}
 

F gonefourdays F. (110)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 1:51 pm
Signed, shared and noted. Alex, thank you for posting this crucially important petition!
 

Beverly M. (85)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 2:19 pm
Noted and signed ~ thank you Alexandra and B for sharing!
 

lee e. (114)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 2:20 pm
Thanks Alexandra - not the first petition I've signed to send to Kerry - and I know it's not to be the last - you're absolutely correct to be concerned -it's a global problem and Australia has felt a lot of the effects of global warming!
 

Pamela W. (75)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 2:22 pm
Noted !! Had already signed this one, on one of my regular "visits" to NY but it let me sign again today with my French address !!!
Heads ought to roll for this despicable underhanded misuse of the system and attempted cover-up !!
 

Angelika R. (146)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 2:37 pm
Have signed yesterday on Nancy C.'s post, she also put the story out earlier. Thx Alexandra, the more eyes see it, the better! (Wonder how you managed to get this submitted with the identical URL already posted by Nancy, I NEVER succeed in such cases)
 

Angelika R. (146)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 2:50 pm
Have also fwd to all on my list, this MUST make FRONT PAGE- so note, sign AND COMMENT to help get it up!
I don't understand how even Nancy's post only got 34 notes after 24 hours out there. (it's weekend :-// )
 

AniMae Chi (399)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:06 pm
SIGNED

Thanks Angelika for fwd.
 

Candy L. (477)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:07 pm
Signed earlier. Yes its the weekend, but it seems like there are fewer people on here this weekend
 

Angelika R. (146)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:11 pm
Candy, that is why I said what I said ;) there are ALWAYS fewer on here on weekends.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:12 pm
Thank you for adding your voice!
done thx Alexandra and Angel for frw:))
 

Angelika R. (146)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:15 pm
As I already commented on Nancy's thread, you just cannot trust the DOS, we had the same scandal back then in Hillary's office when ties to Enbridge and TransCanada were revealed. Looks like long done deal but just cannot be allowed!
 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:15 pm
This is certainly important enough to have multiple petitions etc. I'll sign all I can locate ~

Signed and thank you for the find/share Alexandra !

 

Anne T. (179)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:16 pm
Signed and shared
 

Kevin A. (68)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:19 pm
Noted and signed
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:19 pm
Thank you for adding your voice! So signed!

Thank you for posting and to B Mutiny and Angelika for forwarding.

This hotlink below is to a political satire video, but the message is certainly strong. Sometime comedy gets the message across even better than a written article. However the message is heard, I agree with your email you had sent out Alexandra, a most disasterous environmental nightmare on the rise.
The War on Terra Australia vs Canada
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1640)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:26 pm
Thank you for adding your voice!
Thak you Angie for the fwd and Alexandra for posting!
 

Alice C. (1797)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:36 pm
Thank you ~ signed
 

Michael M. (58)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:36 pm
Have I mentioned that Canadian business interests are proposing a pipeline north to the MacKenzie Delta in the Arctic, as BC and First Nations are disputing their attempt to push Northern Gateway to the Pacific coast?

Tar Sands oil goes to Koch refineries in the upper US midwest, and proposals to pipe it across MN, MI, WI, IL, Ont. to Quebec and Maine for Atlantic shipping exist as well. The Arctic pipe is just the newest unveiled proposal.

In spite of the fact that many, many care2 people such as the one who alerted me to this article, are only interested in human welfare - as are the Corporations and governments who are pushing for the pipeline - the catastrophic effects run deeper.

I would hope that those care2 members who are so focused, would study the suffering of animals tortured by humans and by human products, such as poisons, enslavement for use or entertainment, and loss of home (this happened even to a reticent other bear with whom I am well acquainted. Several of her children have been slaughtered without concern, as well. I found parts of the skin of one, and heard bragging of 3 others' death) in personal ways. It is possible that you have been extending your care in far too limited a fashion.
 

Michael M. (58)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:43 pm
With that last comment, my intent was to let you know that even the fish of the Athabasca region where the Tar Sands are, suffer terrible malformation, that the air, water, and all the migrant birds, the beings who depend upon the waters, including the Frst Nations peoples downstream, suffer right now, before the wider world suffers from future climate change.

The universe is made up of individual beings, and every one of them deserve natural health. That two nations deny them this for $ is abhorrent.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:51 pm
Thanks!
 

Alice C. (1797)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:51 pm
shared
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:53 pm
signed earlier, noted now
 

Jennifer G. (20)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:00 pm
Noted and signed...thanks for posting
 

Henriette Matthijssen (143)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:02 pm
Signed, Thanks Alexandra.
 

Jo S. (490)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:04 pm
Noted, signed & shared.
Thanks Alexandra and Angie. It's a pleasure to add my voice to another petition against Keystone!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:04 pm
noted / signed
 

SJ J. (116)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:05 pm
Thank you for adding your voice! Noted, thanks Alexandra.
 

naomi cohen (51)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:15 pm
done. thank you, henriette.
 

Stuart Thomas (504)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:21 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted.

I have signed a number of petitions disapproving of the Keystone XL. When the heck with this project just STOP.

But thank you, Alexandra.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:23 pm
If I'm by any chance the one being referred to as "only being concerned with human welfare", that is not an accurate way of putting it. I have shown in many click-to-donates and Petitions signed, that I am concerned with animals, not that I feel the need to make any "defense".
I have asked all people on my friends list - and I might as well take this opportunity, some seem to have forgotten it! - to NOT send me things concerning animals. It's not that I am "indifferent" - but, as I stated, I'd rather search out such Petitions, etc., MYSELF. Which I do, when I have the time.

It is a matter of allocating my limited TIME. I have noticed, as I have said before, that there are a lot of people on C2 who are ONLY concerned with animals. Or almost entirely. That's fine, that's OK. But, there are it seems to me, far FEWER people concerned with Human Rights. Other people besides myself, have noticed this. Therefore, I have CHOSEN to respond MOSTLY to Human Rights issues. That doesn't mean "exclusively"!

Of course, it goes without saying, Michael M., that ALL Life is connected.
I hope this clears up any mis-apprehensions,

I hope people who can't sign this, because they're not U.S. citizens, DO sign OTHER Petitions about Keystone - and, circulate these among all their FRIENDS, in all countries, so it gets into as many hands as possible.....! and those eligible get a chance to sign....
 

Stuart Thomas (504)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:24 pm
Oh sorry. I guess I waited too long to check the box to "Track Comments" so I am now submitting this comment so that I may track the comments.
 

Eternal Gardener (731)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:41 pm
Sure signed, thanking you, Alexandra.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:42 pm
Thank you for adding your voice!
Thanks for posting.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:43 pm
Thank you for adding your voice!
 

Mike M. (55)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:57 pm
N&S
 

Linda Rust (67)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 5:30 pm
Thanks Alexandra, Signed and shared. We need to do all we can to stop this monstrosity from being built. We just passed the 400 ppm in carbon concentration in the atmosphere. We can't afford the risk of "accidents" which we know will happen, and we can't afford to burn all the carbon this thing would make available. Let this be our line in the sand, when we all stood together and said ENOUGH!!!
 

Jelica R. (157)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 5:44 pm
Croatia, AND signed! Enter any 5-digits for zip-code. Keystone is not an isolated U.S. issue. It will affect the whole world.
 

Laurie H. (704)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:06 pm
Many Thanks Angelika, Glad to Sign again & Share too!!! Keystone needs to stopped in it's ugly tracks , before it's too late!! ~~
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:18 pm
Thanks B. Of course I have signed everything on KXL I have seen, and submitted multiple commens to State, and will continue to do so.
 

Laurie H. (704)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:42 pm
Thanks Alexandra for sending this over as well!!~ Will continue to fight!!!~
 

Shirley S. (173)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 6:58 pm
Noted & signed as 12345
 

Shirley S. (173)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 7:11 pm
Alexandra I have fwd this important post to all my contacts. TY
 

Bill and Katie D. (90)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 7:18 pm
Signed * Will pass this on it is VERY IMPORTANT!
THANK YOU
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:03 pm
Signed.
 

Nyack Clancy (431)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:13 pm
Signed- thank you
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:20 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks Alexandra, and thanks Angie and BT for the forwards. Will pass this one on for sure. I just saw something on Facebook about the getting Obama to hurry up and approve the Keystone pipeline. Made me so mad I couldn't see straight. I was yelling at my computer.
 

Carmen S. (611)
Monday May 20, 2013, 12:16 am
noted and signed, this really needs to be investigated, thanks for sharing this
 

Marty H. (119)
Monday May 20, 2013, 12:22 am
Thanks and thanks to BMutiny for passing it on. My state is one of the states it would be running through!
 

Ana R (220)
Monday May 20, 2013, 12:47 am
Done.
Thank you, Alexandra & Henriette.
 

Joy Wong (76)
Monday May 20, 2013, 12:51 am
Noted and signed.
 

NICKY MELVILLE (115)
Monday May 20, 2013, 1:19 am
Thanks Alexandra. Glady signed and noted and will now pass on to my friends to sign.
 

Frans Badenhorst (551)
Monday May 20, 2013, 1:34 am
Thank you for adding your voice! Now will you help us keep our campaign going?
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (79)
Monday May 20, 2013, 1:45 am
Signed & Posted to Facebook. Thank You, Alexandra, for posting, Thanks to Barbara Mutiny for the alert! Very important so kudos to both of you!

I love the Friends of the Earth! They have also investigated & reported on Land Theft aka Land Grabbing, in Africa, for example, where governments are selling out to richer countries, to Wall St investment funds, & to mulitnationals, allowing them to buy up agricultural land that rightfully belongs, in many cases, -or should belong- to the local, native, indigenous farmers.

24th April 2012 - "Land, Life and Justice", published by Friends of the Earth International, posted on the STWR - 'SHARE THE WORLD'S RESOURCES' - SUSTAINABLE ECONOMICS TO END GLOBAL POVERTY site

An investigation into cases of land grabbing in Uganda, focusing in particular on oil palm plantations in Kalangala, Lake Victoria. This report assesses the impacts on rural communities and on the local environment, and questions who benefits from these projects, by Friends of the Earth International.

Link to full report: Life, Land and Justice: How land grabbing in Uganda is affecting the environment, livelihoods and food sovereignty of communities [pdf]

Further resources: Life, Land and Justice in Uganda

Video of John Muniishya in Kalangala, Uganda, by The Source Project in association with FOE
 

Pat A. (117)
Monday May 20, 2013, 1:45 am
Signed - thanks Alexandra and thanks Nicky for forwarding! Green stars!
 

Arwen Woods (222)
Monday May 20, 2013, 1:55 am
Signed, noted and shared.
 

. (0)
Monday May 20, 2013, 2:08 am
Signed. Thanks!
 

Sherri G. (111)
Monday May 20, 2013, 2:21 am
Noted and signed TY Alexandria and Pat who passed it on.
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:17 am
signed
 

Darlene B. (297)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:17 am
Noted and signed. Bless all who love Mother Earth.
 

ellen m. (233)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:27 am
Signed, tweeted and shared ~ thanks Alexandra

And i have shared this link with a few friends, and i think it's a MUST READ for EVERYONE if you want to know just how hard these oilmen are laughing at us...it's a little dated, but i doubt that has changed a thing.
PLEASE READ!
http://thedailycricket.com/2012/01/31/wikileaks-releases-damning-keystone-pipeline-emails/
 

Elsie Au (266)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:42 am
Done, thanks.
 

Phil R. (29)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:02 am
It appears that ERM is involved in getting access permits for various clients and so is , IMO unsuitable to the purpose of certifying the safety and environmental impact of Keystone. Even if ERM has no direct connection with Keystone, its mission has traditionally been to find ways to gain access permits...not to pass judgement on the suitability of a project in general.
 

. (0)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:12 am
Noted - thank to Alexandra and Pat for the fw
 

Phil R. (29)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:20 am
Here's a link to ERMs statement of suitability and conflict of interest documents for anyone who may wish to review them.
http://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/documents/organization/205729.pdf
 

Angelika R. (146)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:26 am
@ Ellen - "Oh no! This domain thedailycricket.com expired 26 days ago! Please contact the owner of this website and ask them to renew the domain. Don't worry, you'll still be able to view the site at this web address: bobbybou.wordpress.com."- and then redirects to dailycricket- -failure!
 

Angelika R. (146)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:34 am
Copied from another link:
" Wikileaks Releases Damning Keystone Pipeline Emails

Wikileaks Releases Damning Keystone Pipeline Emails

e-mail conversations between the two Canadian oil execs...

Kerry: I tried to keep everybody focused on the physical pipeline and jobs they might get but a few people were asking questions about where the oil was going once it came through the pipeline.

Girling: Where the hell do they think it’s going? It’s going to China for Christs sake. Do they think it was going to the Shell station around the corner?

Kerry: The poll we did last week shows that 80 of Americans think that the oil is coming right into the US for their own consumption. Well when we told them it was getting piped to the Gulf, they assumed it was the Gulf station on Main street. We have about 30 senators and congressmen that seem to have a problem with us laying a 1700 mile skid-mark through the center of America that won’t benefit the US one bit."
 

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:37 am
Noted, signed and recommended on FB.Thanks Alexandra for this post. Thanks Angelika for the forward.
 

ellen m. (233)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:42 am
Here is the entire post Angelika..glad i found this last link that contained the whole conversation!
Read it and weep :-(

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This morning, Wikileaks released a transcript of shocking emails sent between two high-ranking oil executives at TransCanada Corporation, the Canadian oil company slated to build the proposed Keystone XL pipeline through the heartland of America. The correspondence took place the day after the Keystone XL Pipeline project was postponed by the U.S. Department of State. The private emails were sent between TransCanada Director Kerry Hawkins and TransCanada President Russell Girling.

Shortly after the the pipeline bill was squashed by the Obama administration, Kerry Hawkins met with oil lobbyists and Washington politicians in an attempt to salvage the Billion dollar deal.

Girling: What the hell happened down there?

Kerry: Seems that a few of the freshman congressmen I talked to weren't too keen on a ‘foreign country' running a pipeline through the heartland of America.

Girling: I see. I'm not happy about the ‘foreign country' remarks. We've spent decades lulling Americans into thinking that Canada is just their friendly neighbor up North. If they start thinking of Canada as a country with its own agenda, we may have a big problem. What else did you find out?

Kerry: I tried to keep everybody focused on the physical pipeline and jobs they might get but a few people were asking questions about where the oil was going once it came through the pipeline.

Girling: Where the hell do they think it's going? It's going to China for Christs sake. Do they think it was going to the Shell station around the corner?

Kerry: The poll we did last week shows that 80 of Americans think that the oil is coming right into the US for their own consumption. Well when we told them it was getting piped to the Gulf, they assumed it was the Gulf station on Main street. We have about 30 senators and congressmen that seem to have a problem with us laying a 1700 mile skid-mark through the center of America that won't benefit the US one bit.

Girling: Goddamn tree-huggers. Should we up the jobs creation projection? Maybe we need to put more bait on the hook. I thought 20,000 would be enough. Should we make it 80,000?

Kerry: I think we should have gone bigger from the beginning. They have 1.3 million people out of work and 20,000 jobs is a less than a drop in the empty bucket. I think we should promise 1.3 million jobs. Lets tell them that the pipeline will provide a job for every person that isn't working. What's the difference? They aren't getting the jobs anyhow. We'll give them 3000 jobs at most and 400 of those will go to union business agents and relatives of our supporters. The 20,000 jobs promised is nothing more than symbolic. A symbol that republicans can use to hit Obama on the head with.

Girling: LOL. Did you “talk” to those hippies at the EPA?

Kerry: Yeh…It didn't take much. Most of them are upside down on their mortgages and it wasn't a lengthy discussion. Most of them are on board after we assisted them in their time of need. That asshole Peterson, unfortunately slipped on some ice and fell down a flight of stairs yesterday. Needless to say, he's on board now.

Girling: Slipped on ice? He lives in Tampa for Christ sake! Where the hell did you get the ice from?

Kerry: My driveway. The evidence melted quickly.

Girling: How are we coming with those pipe sections?

Kerry: We promised to buy 60,000 sections from US companies. Once we get the green light, we'll postpone the order. We'll haul in the Chinese pipe sections and all the stanchions from Mexico. We'll save about 3 Billion dollars.

Girling: We're still going to use the US sections in Canada right?

Kerry: Absolutely. We don't want a drop of oil leaking on Canadian soil. We use the shitty Chink pipe in the states. Any leaks will be their problem. If they're going to get 20,000 jobs out of this project–it will be clean-up crews!

Girling: LOL. How did the dinner with the people from Fox go last night?

Kerry: Great. They agreed to put the blame for the bill's failure square on Obama. They are going to go with the “jobs lost' angle and keep the project stalled until the election. John said we should sent the moving trucks to the White House this week. LOL. Gingrich said he'd help load up the trucks.

Girling: Did you make him aware of our “contribution” to his campaign?

Kerry: He said he didn't give a shit about the pipeline because it doesn't go through his backyard. He did make a weird comment though. He asked me what was stopping the US from just going up and taking the oil fields for themselves? And then he laughed, but it was a creepy laugh. That guy scares me. Are you sure that we're betting on the right horse?

Girling:, We've placed bets on every horse in the race. By this time next year we'll be shoving this pipeline up America's ass and we'll be rolling in money. Did you check out that villa in Saint John?

Kerry: Yeh. We put a down-payment on it. Can't wait to get the hell out of this goddamn snow.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:52 am
S&N
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:56 am
Done! Thanks!
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Monday May 20, 2013, 5:19 am
OMG! Angelika and Ellen M.: These emails are disgusting, but it would be good if everybody in the world read them. Could they be sent out as a separate post and with a link to the Friends of the earth petition?
I can't write this now because I have 5 court reports and a referral to a Neurologist to write before the end of the week. Is there anyone you know, including yourselves, that could do it?
 

Phil R. (29)
Monday May 20, 2013, 5:20 am
Re wikileaks;

"Social Satire Site uses Wikileaks name, to set-up gag"
http://www.wikileaks-forum.com/index.php?topic=17861.0
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday May 20, 2013, 5:27 am
Protect the environment, conserve our future
 

Angelika R. (146)
Monday May 20, 2013, 6:40 am
Yes, as Phil R points out, I also read that these "emails" are such of the nature of "The Onion". ! -nothing to wwep about, rather the opposite. BUT YET the current reality is not at all laughable, for sure! I got quite desillusioned again when reading Politico about the stand Obama's group OFA takes .(http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/green-environment-pipeline-ofa-keystone-91597.html) -Not to mention the atmosphere created by Harper's visit to US and his extreme lobbying pro KXL)
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 20, 2013, 6:55 am
S&N
 

Sandi C. (242)
Monday May 20, 2013, 7:23 am
done
 

Winn Adams (191)
Monday May 20, 2013, 7:28 am
Signed
 

Don H. (40)
Monday May 20, 2013, 7:32 am
Signed.

Thanks for telling me about the petition, BMutiny.
 

Don H. (40)
Monday May 20, 2013, 7:34 am
Thank you, Alexandra!
 

ellen m. (233)
Monday May 20, 2013, 8:56 am
I also just read this may be satiric..
But I'm sure any and all discussions by these low life POS must have included isht that was much worse and devious than this...

Imagine being a fly on that wall!
 

Terrie Williams (768)
Monday May 20, 2013, 8:56 am
Already signed in private email, noted.
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Monday May 20, 2013, 9:15 am
Noted, signed and tweeted, thanks Alexandra for posting and angie for the message to alert me to this.
 

SuSanne P. (182)
Monday May 20, 2013, 9:37 am
Thank you for adding your voice! SIGNED. Thank You.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Monday May 20, 2013, 9:54 am
Just in case there are still uninformed folks out there-get educated from here: click your way through it all!

http://oilsandsrealitycheck.org/facts
 

Phil R. (29)
Monday May 20, 2013, 10:45 am
I think it's important for us...as the purveyors of Progressive values, to check our facts before passing them on to others. Nothing gives Conservatives more fuel than finding and refuting a post that was spread all over the web as gospel. We condemn FOX news for spreading rumours and disinformation...so we should be equally critical of ourselves.

I was caught myself at least once passing on a story that someone else later fact-checked and found to be incorrect and exaggerated.

When someone presents you with a story or a set of facts, back checking the info can save a lot of embarrassment.
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Monday May 20, 2013, 11:00 am
Signed/shared. Thank you.
 

Elizabeth P. (102)
Monday May 20, 2013, 12:02 pm
Noted and Signed. Thank You.
 

Jason Green (228)
Monday May 20, 2013, 1:23 pm
Thank you for adding your voice!
 

John B. (215)
Monday May 20, 2013, 2:45 pm
Thanks Alexandra for posting the link to the very important petition and thank to BMutiny for the heads up on this. Sign, noted and shared.
"Thank you for adding your voice!"
 

Pat B. (354)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:05 pm
Thank you, Alexandra for this. Signed.!! Thank you for adding your voice!
 

Faye Swan (23)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:24 pm
Signed and noted!
 

Laurie H. (704)
Monday May 20, 2013, 9:09 pm
Signed & Shared!!!! Many Thanks~~`
 

Judy C. (106)
Monday May 20, 2013, 11:46 pm
Signed. Down with this damned pipeline! Thanks Alexandra.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 12:26 am
I added my name.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 1:17 am
Thanks for posting
 

paul m. (93)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 1:23 am

Signed
 

Jaime A. (32)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 3:00 am
Noted.!!
 

Katka Oelmann (215)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 4:24 am
Done. Thank you Alexandra for posting and Pat for forwarding
 

Ruth R. (215)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 5:42 am
N & S !
 

Tom Tree (256)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 8:23 am
HELL YEAH!
Signed, Noted & Shared !!
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 8:55 am
I think I already signed it but it's too important to miss so I signed again.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 12:28 pm
Thank you Alexandra and thank you pat for the forward
 

Shanti S. (0)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:03 pm
Thank you.
 

Lauren Kozen (158)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 8:07 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks.
 

Lynn Squance (230)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 9:03 pm
signed and FB
 

Edith B. (142)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 10:16 pm
I gladly signed.
 

Teresa Cowley (273)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 3:41 am
Alexandra, thank you for finding this back-handed, totally corrupt, but ultimately predictable piece of work, and bringing it to our attention. Thank you Nicky for the forward.
Signed, of course, and shared on fb.
 

Sara P. (56)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:08 am
Signed and shared Alexandra, thank you.
 

Susan Allen (221)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:40 am
Noted, signed and shared
 

Mary Furlong (197)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 12:03 pm
Signed and noted
 

Richelle Rausch (43)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 3:12 pm
Signed for the protection of all beings, as well as the home that all living beings, no matter what species or income bracket, need to survive. Earth.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 3:35 pm
sighed-thanks
 

Wendy yukihiro (61)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 3:37 pm
Signed and I hope that it helps all the living beings of the earth. Barbara.
Wendy
 

Laurie H. (704)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:17 pm
"Keystone" has got to go!!!!!!!!! Will keep signing & sharing till it's defeated for good!!! Thanks to everyone for standing against this environmental disaster!!~
 

Judy B. (57)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 8:05 am
Signed, thanks.
 

Karen Avery (118)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:44 am
Signed and noted!!
 

Farah Hage Ali (156)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:51 am
noted and signed, thank you for sharing
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (79)
Friday May 24, 2013, 3:08 am
Just the other day, I accudentally happened upon a radio show out of Berkeley, California, on KPFA radio, part of the Pacifica Radio network (that also includes Democracy Now! among its featured programs) in which the host & special correspondent in Arkansas give an April 9th update on the situation in the Arkansas town that didn't know a major pipeline was under their feet until it burst!

I thought this was worth sharing with you:

The Berkeley, CA radio KPFA program, 'Flashpoints Daily Newsmag,' 04-09-13:" Exxon oil spill wreaks havoc". Much to worry about when you hear what their special correspondent in Arkansas has to say about the toxicity of the chemicals that are mixed into Tar Sands crude to make it slide through the pipelines (chemicals that are 'proprietary' - meaning Exxon 'owns' them from a legal point of view & cannot be legally forced to disclose what they are... & they don't!), causing both CANCERS & GENETIC BIRTH DEFECTS; when you hear that the pipeline being used for such toxic stuff is 65 YEARS OLD, despite the fact that this "Pegasis pipeline is now the 'PRIMARY AVENUE' to move Canadian crude oil to the Gulf Coast, (according to a) Washington DC U.S. Court of Appeals ruling, (which) also said Exxon moves about 66,000 BARRELS/DAY on the line," (as reported by Reuters on March 31st); and finally when you hear about the health impacts, the symptoms that the townspeople are still suffering from.

It seems to me that Keystone XL is sure to produce many more of these 'spills' - though 'gushers' would be a more appropriate term! Where making profits NECESSARILY means cutting corners on everything, SAFETY MEASURES & MAINTENANCE of the pipelines will NEVER be budgeted in properly & PUBLIC HEALTH (of all critters, human & not) is the LEAST of their concerns. The Keystone XL has got to go!
 

Elle B. (81)
Friday May 24, 2013, 11:15 am
Thank-you Alexandra...n~s~s

 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 12:45 am
Shared on FB.
 

Marilyn M. (143)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 1:34 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you, Alexandra.
 

Nancy Black (301)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 5:01 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, shared, and signed.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 9:11 pm
Mr,Kerry, you have the power to do this job, so please do it well.
 

Anna Z. (1)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 2:03 pm
done
 

Ellen G. (339)
Monday May 27, 2013, 8:31 am
Done
 

. (0)
Friday May 31, 2013, 12:51 pm
done..TY Alexandra
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:59 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Ms Noting Commentator (22)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 7:16 am
I sign every Keystone XL pipeline petition that I can find. I signed this one also!
 

federico bortoletto (33)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:58 am
Notato,firmato e condiviso. Grazie Alexandra.
 
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