Published by Antoinette Siu on 07 Mar 2012 at 04:49 pm
Keystone XL is an export pipeline that will increase our dependency on foreign oil. Right now, we are being called on to show citizen support against this.
No doubt, some of you may have received the email from Duncan Meisel this afternoon announcing:
The Senate is still up to no good with the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and we need to remind them that this pipeline must be stopped. It looks like the big vote that we thought would come a week or two ago is happening today or tomorrow.
If you’re unfamiliar about the issue, Keystone XL is an export pipeline that will increase our dependency on foreign oil. It essentially brings Canadian oil to us here in the U.S. for export to foreign markets. Not only would this raise gas prices for Americans, but the oil spills it can cause are extremely harmful for our environment. Another oil spill would contaminate drinking water for millions, and that’s just the beginning of many other harmful effects.
Right now, we are being called on to show citizen support against this.
As ususal 350, is ready to make this easy for all of us:
1. Call. Click here to get your Senators’ phone numbers.
2. Use Facebook and Twitter so that everyone knows they’re getting the message. Senate staff monitor these accounts closely, and they show the public how a Senator’s constituents feel about the pipeline. Contact your representatives directly by clicking here to send them a message on Facebook and Twitter.
Duncan reports that 350.org activists will be all over Capitol Hill and inside the Halls of Congress with their big pipeline, pressuring wavering Senators to stand with the environment.
Let’s get this done!
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