CLIMATE ALERT! Protest Tar Sands Keystone XL Pipeline, Will Hasten Abrupt Climate Change and Foul Major Water Aquifer
The struggle over the Keystone XL pipeline – which would run 1,500 miles from Alberta to Texas, extending the reach of Canada's filthy and addictive tar sands trade far into the United States – may be the biggest environmental fight of the year. When Alberta, Canada's tar sands are fully developed, along with its vast proposed pipeline network, North America and much of the world will be further addicted to filthy, life destroying dirty energy for decades. Tar sand production and use is highly carbon intensive, and development of this and other filthy synthetic fossil fuels (and coal) may well push the planet into abrupt and runaway climate change. From August 20th – September 3rd environmental groups are planning a peaceful protest in Washington DC to stop the pipeline as a step to defuse what they call the largest carbon bomb in North America. This is Ecological Internet’s affinity email protest, addressed to President Obama, the only person that can refuse pipeline permits.