Stop the Keystone XL pipeline...
Now more than ever is when you have a voice and your voice is needed!! Join ISF and sign the petition to stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
With the tar sands oil spill that occurred in the Yellowstone River only a month behind us we should not forget too quickly the dangers that tar sands oil can have on our environment. Nor should we sit back and allow the oil industry or the administration to make poor decisions that will impact our environment for decades to come. Tar sands oil production is one of the most destructive strip mining techniques on earth and results in deforestation, habitat loss, ground water contamination, pillaging of native lands, and three times the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere than that of traditional oil.Support ISF's initiative to stopping the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
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Why should you sign this petition?
-Tar sands oil is amongst the dirtiest and carbon-intensive fuels on earth with a carbon emission three times that of regular oil.
-The use of this tar sands oil could accelerate climate change at a time when we so desperately need to slow it down and return earth to a stable climate.
-The Keystone XL pipeline will carry toxic tar sands oil 1,700 miles from Alberta, Canada through the middle of the US heartland on its way to the Gulf. The pipeline would cross the massive Ogallala aquifer, which supplies drinking water in 8 US states, and irrigation for millions of acres of farmland that supply the nation’s food.
-We've already seen the damage the thick tar sands oil laden with volatile compounds can do from the spill in the Yellowstone River last month and the Kalamazoo River a year ago.
-Tar sands oil is more abrasive and corrosive than conventional oil and current regulations and safety standards are not fit for the transport of this kind of oil.
-The first Keystone pipeline, developed with state-of-the-art technology, has already spilled 12 times in its first year in operation.
-Canadian towns near the tar sands production are already reeling from the impacts of this dirty fuel. They have lost valuable Boreal forests releasing stored carbon and it has destroyed vital habitat for endangered species along with other large populations of wildlife. Waters have been polluted, wildlife has died, and health problems are increasing.
-We can not allow the foreign corporation TransCanada to jeopardize America's drinking water in the name of profits for private industry.
-The pipeline would keep our country addicted to this unsustainable and highly polluting fossil fuel even longer.
-Denying the permit will send a powerful signal that the United States is boldly taking action on climate change and clean energy by refusing to be tethered to the energy sources of the past.
-The decision of this permit ultimately lies in the hands of President Obama, he has the final say, SO WE MUST LET HIM HEAR OUR VOICES!!!
This is why we should oppose the Keystone XL pipeline and not allow any rushed and uninformed decision to be made. It is OUR TIME to say NO to these dangerous practices and support a future that includes clean energy. It is NOW, when America needs to reduce its reliance on oil and protect the environment for future generations. Our health and our planet's health depends on it.