Sign the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance
Last Friday was one of those days that remind us of just how steep a hill to climb this fight against climate change is.
Even with a president who recently professed a lofty goal of getting all cars off of oil, even with one of our stronger climate hawk senators as the new secretary of state, the State Department still released a joke of an environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline, taking us one big step closer to approval of this project that should be a no-brainer of a rejection.1
Obliviously ignoring the consensus among oil executives, bankers, and environmentalists, who all agree that Keystone XL is central to speeding the extraction of tar sands,2 the State Department found the project is “unlikely to have a significant impact” on tar sands development. This is coward’s logic.
This assessment was a vehicle for the White House to test the waters and see if the public will stand by, and buy this false and cynical argument that the tar sands will just get burned anyway. That while NASA’s chief climate scientist’s assertion that Keystone XL will spell ‘game over’ for the climate may be true,3 it is essentially irrelevant. That we should let the bankers and the oil companies profit while the planet inevitably burns.
Read more and sign the pledge: http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/kxl_pledge/index_one_name.html