Obama: stop the tar sands!

To President Obama:

The tar sands represent a catastrophic threat to our communities, our climate, and our planet. We urge you to demonstrate real climate leadership by rejecting the requested permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and instead focus on developing safe, clean energy.

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Posted: 1 September 2011
Right now, hundreds of people are being arrested in Washington, DC in a historic wave of peaceful civil disobedience -- the biggest such environmental protest in a generation.

Their goal: convince President Obama to reject the notoriously destructive Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry nearly a million of barrels a day of tar sands oil from Canada to refineries in Texas.

Canada's tar sands are the world's second-biggest pool of carbon, and NASA's top climate scientist says that burning them would be "essentially game over" for the climate. But the pipeline can only be built if Obama certifies that it's in our "national interest." So the demonstrators are building a massive outcry to the president -- and they'll deliver our signatures as the protests reach their climax this Saturday. Sign on!

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