In the next few days, the U.S. Senate will vote to determine the fate of a pipeline that would link a vast tar sands deposit in Alberta, Canada to refineries on theTexas Gulf Coast. The construction of the pipeline has been blocked once byPresident Obama who refused to buckle to pressure from Congress and industry to cut short the environmental review. Unfortunately, they are at it again.
If approved and built, this pipeline, Keystone XL, would carry the most carbon-intensive source of oil on the planet.
For the next 24 hours, The Climate Reality Project is joining with 350.org, the Sierra Club, NRDC, MoveOn.org and many others to garner 500,000 signatures in a community-wide effort against the pipeline. Bill McKibben, of 350.org will be on The Colbert Report tonight and will update the world of our progress - so sign now, and then pass it on. We’ve come together before to stop production of this dangerous pollutant - and with your help, we can do it again:
Join me in telling the U.S. Senate to say NO to one of the most carbon-intensive oil on the planet: