We’re in a 36 hour sprint to stop a pipeline project that experts say could lead to “game over for the climate.” Yes, that’s right — game over for the climate!
It’s crazy it is even being considered, but Big Oil is pushing hard to get the toxic Keystone XL pipeline to run right through our country. The risks of pumping this tar sands sludge through our prairies and fields are endless, and it could single-handedly set off runaway climate change. But President Obama still has to approve it and people power has already pushed him to refuse it once.
Right now, there is a formal popular consultation running for us to tell the President what we think. The dirty oil industry is pressuring him with all their might to do it. Our voices are the only way to counter their noise – and we only have til Monday. Already 850,000 messages have been sent — let’s push for one million to stop Keystone — click below and send a message now:
The oil in Alberta that Keystone is intended to carry is called “tar sands” — it’s all mixed up with tons of heavy impurities, so it has to be strip mined as a semi-solid instead of drilled like normal gas. When scientists built models to predict how much the climate could change, these reserves weren’t on the map. But if we added this planet-warming sludge to the mix, the consequences would be devastating.
Keystone XL would help make that happen. Up until now, no one had tried to extract the tar sands oil on a massive scale — it was too expensive. That’s where Keystone XL comes in. The pipeline, if built, would make it easier to get the stuff from Canada into gas tanks, so they can go to town extracting it, and killing our planet.
In addition, experience tells us that spills along its 1,179 mile course are inevitable