Here are just some of the reasons we have to stop the Keystone XL pipeline -- a 1,700-mile behemoth that will transport Canada's tar sands oil to Gulf of Mexico refineries. One, the world's leading climate scientists warn that we can't burn enormously greenhouse-gas-intensive tar sands oil if we want to maintain a safe climate. Two, extracting oil from Canada's tar sands destroys boreal forest and wetlands where migratory birds breed. And three, a spill along the Keystone XL pipeline's proposed route could threaten the water supplies of millions, endangered wildlife and human health.
How important is this issue? 1,253 people have already been arrested in actions of civil disobedience at the White House. Nine Nobel Peace Prize winners have written to the president asking him to block the pipeline. And tens of thousands of people across the country have raised their voices in opposition to the pipeline by letter, email, phone call, and at public hearings and demonstrations.
As the end-of-the-year deadline nears for President Barack Obama to decide the fate of the pipeline, these actions will culminate in an event that will join thousands in encircling the White House to stop the Keystone XL. It'll take place on Sunday, Nov. 6. Can you join us?
Visit http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=6327 to take action now.