NRDC video and petition: Stop the Tar Sands Invasion!

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Stop the Tar Sands Invasion!

Big Oil’s Plan Will Destroy Songbird Habitat, Fuel Global Warming and Threaten Our Drinking Water.

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was only the beginning. Big Oil has a much bigger plan to triple the production of climate-wrecking tar sands oil in Canada and send as much as 6 million barrels a day gushing into America. But this Tar Sands Invasion can be stopped — if we act now. Urge President Obama to repel Big Oil’s full-blown tar sands assault and protect our natural heritage, our communities and our climate from the dangers of filthy tar sands oil.

Make Your Voice Heard! – Sign the NRDC Petition
Your petition will be sent to:  President Barack Obama
Subject line:  Protect us from dirty tar sands oil

Dear President Obama

Thank you for vetoing the bill that would have forced approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Now, your State Department is about to issue its final decision that will determine whether this climate-wrecking pipeline is in America’s national interest.

There is clear and compelling evidence that the Keystone XL will drive significantly more global warming pollution and more climate chaos. In short, it fails your climate test and should be rejected. In addition, piping the dirtiest oil on the planet through the heart of America would endanger our farms, our communities and our water supplies — all while worsening our dependence on fossil fuels and providing very few permanent jobs. That is absolutely not in our national interest.

Thank you for keeping your promise to veto any legislation that would have green lighted the Keystone XL. I urge you to stand strong against pressure from the oil industry and their allies in Congress by rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline once and for all.