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TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell President Obama: Don't 'Expedite' Keystone XL

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Keystone XL Pipeline, Canadian oil, politics, activism, protests, environment, destruction, protection, nature, ecosystems, humans, pollution, conservation, wildlife, GoodNews, news )

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Yesterday, the White House applauded news that TransCanada would go forward with building the southern leg of Keystone XL--Tell President Obama: Don't expedite approval of the southern leg of Keystone XL or cut any corners to force this project through.

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patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 3:31 pm
We've reached 73% (36,544) of our NEW goal of 50,000 signers!

. (0)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 3:42 pm
signed, and commented - In other words, Obama lied to the American people.It's not often we have a President who is a flat out liar...

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 4:25 pm
Not allowed to Sign

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 6:24 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Monica D (580)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 7:14 pm
We humans must use significantly less fossil fuel.

William K (308)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 7:39 pm
We've reached 91% (45,612) of our NEW goal of 50,000 signers!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 28, 2012, 7:52 pm
not allowed... Sorry.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 4:22 am
signed and noted, thanks Cal

Cynthia D (340)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 4:57 am
signed ty cal

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 6:12 am
51,022, thanks Cal

Reggie Thomas (5)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 7:59 am
Googling Keystone Pipeline leaks brings so many hits (incidents),
it appears the leaks are regular occurrences.Enbridge, owners of the Lakehead pipeline that burst in Calhoun County last year, and TransCanada, owners of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that is pending approval, were responsible for two-thirds of the 100 incidents responded to by Canadian pipeline safety officials over the last couple years.

The Vancouver Sun reports:

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has logged 100 different incidents and accidents on federally regulated Canadian oil and gas pipelines over the past two years, new documents reveal.
The log entries by investigators are dominated by two Albertabased companies, Enbridge and TransCanada, which are involved in nearly three quarters of the reported cases, including 21 incidents

TransCanada & BP are screw-ups,they are not concern about our Environment,only making a buck for them selves.Just look at what BP did to Residences and Businesses in the Gulf,now we have to worry about both of them of putting this pipeline in the heart of America.CUTTING CORNERS,GOING CHEAP & DISREGARD FOR SAFETY is part of there Play-Book.When will Congress & Administration learn this?The American people suffer for screw-ups like this.

Arielle S (313)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 8:32 am
Obama is under pressure because of the high gas prices - whatever he does, he loses here because the Greedy Oppressive People will continue to blame him for gas prices (altho he has little to do with them) but if he agrees to the stupid pipeline, all of us environmentalists will be angry. I'd much rather the GOP be angry....

Joe R (190)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 9:48 am
Signed and noted.

Lin Penrose (92)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 10:37 am
Noted and signed, #86,009/100,000.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 10:52 am

Signed and shared on Facebook. When are people going to realize that we are committing suicide with the continued use of poison? This pipeline will poison ground water, cause more "unknown" cases of cancer and asthma. It will not be kept in any form safe for the population any more then the Alaskan pipeline is kept in safe working order. It's much cheaper to allow the leaks and rust and just pay a minor fine, that will not change. As for long term employment - just do some research on the Alaskan pipeline to see that is not long term employment. This is a grand farce sales pitch, Canadians will not allow this through their own lands, so the United States should become the alternative for this very poisonous fuel? Instead, we could be spending money on clean alternative fuels, that will have long term employment, and will begin to help clean up this filthy mess we have made of our planet.

David C (150)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 11:15 am
signed. thanks.

Israel Valdez (0)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 12:43 pm

Lisa Neste (206)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 1:22 pm
Thanks! Your signature has been submitted.

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 1:31 pm
Looks like another so called leader just sold us out.

Susanne R (234)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 2:00 pm
From "

"The White House on Monday welcomed a Canadian company’s plan to build an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas after President Barack Obama blocked the larger Keystone XL pipeline from Canada.

The new proposal by Calgary-based TransCanada does not require presidential approval because it does not cross a U.S. border. The 485-mile pipeline is expected to cost about $2.3 billion and be completed next year, pending approval by federal, state and local governments.

The Obama administration had suggested development of an Oklahoma-to-Texas line to alleviate an oil bottleneck at a Cushing, Okla., storage hub."

How could he give his approval, when his approval wasn't required?

Gladly signed and noted! I protest the building of this pipeline as much as anyone else. But let's keep things in perspective. Our president has to work within the confines of the law, and we all know that Big Oil is a very powerful entity to fight against.

Wednesday February 29, 2012, 2:29 pm
Signed Thanks Cal

Lena Rehberger (109)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 2:39 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks for sharing!!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 2:59 pm
noted and signed

Eddie O (95)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 3:02 pm
Signed with pleasure. For more information, see, "" where Seth has some great information about this insanity.

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 3:59 pm
Signed and Noted.

Charlene Rush (79)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 4:02 pm
Wouldn't it be 'peachy', if every legislator who votes for this pipeline, be required to live within walking distance of this probable disaster. We have lived without it all these years and can do so in the future.

Our money and mental energy should be centered around alternative clean energies, which will come to fruition, eventually, with any amount of intelligence.

JL A (282)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 4:54 pm
The sad thing is that it will mostly be state and local officials that are required to enforce the rules on Transcanada now........not sure they have very good track records, especially on the environmental areas given how much federal oversight TX has by EPA for failing to do its job........

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 5:20 pm
Signed. Thank you, Cal. I've been signing many protests to the White House and Congress on this and just wish they'd get the message. Did they miss the hundreds of protesters a few months ago? Why does the Pres. I voted for keep making promises and then breaking them? Rather than giving up this issue, it's just getting larger as more people are getting the facts. We're not giving up or backing down, and we're multiplying.

Alice B (241)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 5:25 pm

Eternal Gardener (745)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 5:25 pm
Protect us from the terrapaths, they are a danger to us all!

Fran SiteIssues F (118)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 5:32 pm
Any segment of Keystone XL is a disaster waiting to happen. Big Oil is squeezing out its last few gazillions before the curtain falls on dirty energy. Noted and gladly signed.

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 5:35 pm
Noted and signed.

Janet R (38)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 5:43 pm
My wish for America is that a real presidental candidate comes forward. One that cares about ALL Americans not just rich, white males or corporations and one that cares about improving America and stewarding the environment. I can't believe that he is suddenly in favor of this. I have to keep asking myself, have I gone crazy or is everyone around me going crazy? Does it make sense for Obama to be in favor of this?

Gloria Morotti (14)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 8:39 pm

Julia R (296)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 9:00 pm
Noted & Signed! Thanks Cal.

Terri Hughes (416)
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 9:41 pm

Victoria L (13)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 1:31 am
Noted and signed.

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 1:47 am
Noted but unable to sign

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 8:33 am

Sue H (7)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 9:06 am
Noted and signed with little hope. There are back door deals being done no matter how loud we shout.

Sue H (7)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 9:08 am
Noted and signed, with little hope. There are back door deals being done no matter how loud we shout.

Victoria P (113)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 9:34 am
Noted and signed with thanks ♥

Maggie S (40)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 10:35 am
This will not help gas prices and will be an environmental disaster. I agree that there is l little hope of stopping this if NObama has his way, but, the people can stop it! Look at Texas - they are physically ready to prevent this thing from going across their state! This amounts to a foreign country invading us without or permission. AND, NObama, the big oil whore, does not care what we think!

Robert O (12)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 2:11 pm
Thanks Cal.

Barbara DeFratis (21)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 4:46 pm
Signed and shared, hopefully no one complains about me sharing. That me, once a 'troublemaker' always a 'troublemaker'.

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 9:55 am
Noted! US only! Thanks Cal

Eddie O (95)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 10:15 am
It amazes me that a couple people here want to blame Obama for everything and don't have a clue that he's been the only major offense of this Horrific Keystone XL pipeline, and has stood his ground remarkably well, in spite of such massive opposition, greed, and corruption from the Big Oil companies and the Greedy Obstructionists Party.

Surely if we had anyone else as President this pipeline would have been built quite a while back. It would be very nice if people had appreciation for all that Obama is able to do for us and our environment, rather than trying to blame him for things he can't even control, especially when he has to deal with the Party of NO, the Party of Hatred,(especially towards women), as exemplified by the Greedy Obstructionists mouthpiece, Rush Limbaugh.

Obama is our one and only chance of stopping, or at least diminishing, the effects of this horrific project and technology, as the Greedy Obstructionists are hell bent on making this happen at all costs. They are doing anything and everything they can to circumvent Obama and most likely will force this stupidity on all of us, and we’ll pay dearly for it for decades to come. Hopefully I’m wrong and Obama can somehow put a stop to this.

And, Obama also deserves much credit as he’s directed tremendously more money towards alternative energy than anyone else every has. He obviously has the wisdom to know how crucial developing alternative energy is, whereas the Greedy Obstructionists have no clue and no desire to support anything other than the Big Oil companies, fossil fuel, and their super rich cronies.
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