Here is an excerpt from the latest blog post from Earth Hour blogger Lindsay E. Brown. To read the full post, click here.
Since I reported last on the Keystone XL Pipeline, 1,253 citizens were arrested in front of the White House between the August 20th - September 3rd sit-ins. These individuals non-violently protested against a pipeline that isn’t just bad for Americans, but for the world. The individuals who risked arrest at the White House had your best interest at heart. That’s right— you, the civilians around the world who will be affected by the construction and operation of the pipeline.
The Keystone XL pipeline cannot be built without a “presidential permit” from the Obama Administration. The State Department has said it will make a final decision on whether or not to issue a presidential permit deeming the pipeline in “national interest” by the end of this year…
In a letter released yesterday, nine distinguished recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize have written to President Obama, urging him to reject the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, saying his decision offers “a critical moment” to make good on his pledge to create a clean energy economy…
Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute just released a new fact sheet analyzing the latest economic data about Keystone XL, concluding that the project is far too risky to undertake in a fragile economic climate:
“The idea that Keystone XL is a “game changer” in terms of generating jobs and stimulating economic growth is a massive overstatement … However, building the Keystone XL pipeline represents a serious and long term commitment (valued at $14 billion) on the part of the U.S. to dirty fossil fuels—a commitment that will having a chilling effect on economic activity based on clean and renewable energy.”
Want to help stop this pipeline from being built?
Sign this petition. Anyone on this earth can help the efforts to reject the requested permit for the Keystone XL pipeline!
- Lindsay E. Brown