Yesterday, in just seven hours, more than half a million people joined the call of three dozen organizations and signed the petition to the Senate!
Meanwhile, Senate Republicans got one step closer, introducing their amendment to force approval of Keystone XL.
There are still a few hours left to keep the numbers climbing. If you haven’t already, read the message below and sign the petition before it’s delivered to the Senate this afternoon.
— Elijah Zarlin, CREDO Action
Dear Mark, The Senate could vote as early as tomorrow on a plan to greenlight construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Despite President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline a few weeks ago, Republicans in Congress are once again engaging in hostage-taking. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) has introduced an amendment to the transportation bill that would force approval of Keystone XL.
Tragically, some moderate Democrats appear to be playing along — so this bill could have enough votes to pass.
No evaluation process. No National Interest Determination. No new route identified through Nebraska.
To demonstrate a massive, urgent, grassroots backlash, our friends at 350 have organized a 24-hour petition drive to the Senate. Nearly three dozen groups are emailing their members right now, and 350’s Bill McKibben will announce the effort tonight on the Colbert Report.
Republicans and some Democrats in Congress are so owned by Big Oil, that they are willing to bypass the pipeline review process designed to protect Americans from its very real danger.
Our grassroots pressure forced President Obama to reject the pipeline when Republicans tried to force a decision in 60 days. He said it wasn’t enough time for the thorough evaluation process we need.
Republicans are claiming that incomplete process was enough. But just last week the State Department Inspector General released a report finding a lack of technical and scientific expertise at the State Department to evaluate the impacts of the pipeline.1 So clearly, this pipeline hasn’t been adequately evaluated.
Our Congress should be in the business of acting in America’s interest. Instead, their business appears to be Big Oil’s business.
Please help make a big statement today to remind our Senators who they really work for, and show huge opposition to this ill-conceived, disastrous pipeline. And please share it widely so we make as large an impact as possible over the next 24 hours, and Bill McKibben has a large number of signatures to announce tonight on the Colbert Report.
Click below to automatically sign the petition:
Thank you for showing urgent opposition to Keystone XL.
Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager