Tuesday, 16 April 2013 00:07

Tell the Obama Administration: No KXL

The State Department’s latest statement on the KXL pipeline ignores the devastating consequences of tar sands mining. Take action: tell the Obama administration to just say no.

On March 1, the US State Department issued its Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline, claiming that KXL will not “likely result in significant adverse environmental effects.” This statement minimizes the terrible climate-change consequences of processing tar sands, which even the report admits will generate far more greenhouse emissions than conventional petroleum.

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The report also admits that the US can meet its energy needs without relying on tar sands. The way forward for US energy depends on energy efficiency, solar, and wind — growing industries with much greater job creation potential than  KXL can provide.

Ultimately, the decision to block or approve the pipeline is President Obama's, who is unlikely to make a decision before midsummer. Public comment on the SEIS is open through mid-April. Send your own message to mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or take our action today to oppose tar sands and support clean energy.

In both his State of the Union address and inaugural message to the nation, President Obama promised to take action on climate change "on behalf of future generations." Let the president know that we will hold him accountable for his promises — and that the Keystone pipeline is not the way forward for US energy policy. 

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