We Need Real Jobs Solutions, Not the Keystone XL Pipeline

Keystone XL PipelineThe National Domestic Workers Alliance and Domestic Workers United call on the State Department not to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline or to take any actions that lead to the further extraction of Tar Sands oil from Alberta, Canada. The National Domestic Workers Alliance organizes domestic workers in the United States for respect, recognition and fair labor standards. We represent hundreds of thousands of women workers in the U.S. who do the work that makes all other work possible – the work of caring for homes and families.

Many of our members come to the U.S. from countries already severely impacted by climate change and environmental devastation. If approved and constructed, the Keystone XL pipeline will have a huge impact on our communities, on First Nation communities, on global greenhouse gas emissions, and risks major contamination of the largest freshwater aquifer in North America.

By building a pipeline from Alberta to Texas, Keystone XL will open up the Tar Sands in Canada to massive 
expansion, and will release huge quantities of this dirty oil into the global energy system. NDWA and DWU are concerned that Keystone XL could double the amount of highly toxic Tar Sands oil being imported into the United States. The Tar Sands has already destroyed vast areas of forest and hurt many local communities. The expansion of the Tar Sands will severely impede our country’s and the world’s efforts to transition to a more sustainable economy.

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