Saturday, February 1, 2014

Monday: Nationwide Vigils to Protest Keystone XL


This is an all-hands-on-deck moment in the fight to get President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. Now that the U.S. State Department has released its final environmental analysis, the decision will soon be in the president's hands.

We know that the pipeline fails the climate test he set. Renowned climate scientist James Hansen said that if we burn all the carbon in the tar sands, it's "game over" for avoiding catastrophic climate change.

But whether or not the president stands up to the oil industry and rejects the pipeline will depend on what we do in the next few months.
That's why on Monday, February 3rd, we are joining with the Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network, and other groups to organize nationwide protest vigils to send a clear and urgent message: Keystone XL is a climate disaster, and President Obama must reject it.
  • Where:  Front Park – Busti at Porter in Buffalo
  • When:  Monday, February 3, at 6 pm.
  • What:  Tell President Obama to reject Keystone XL
In this moment, it's especially important that we come out of the gate with a strong message to the president.  We need to show that we are prepared to hold the president to his commitment to take action on climate change, and reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

Local Vigil to Include Additional Justice Issues

With the release of the State Department’s final environmental impact statement, the revelation of the cover-up of a true "win-win" solution to diesel traffic on the Peace Bridge, and the attempt to fast track the TPP,  this is a crucial moment to call for "Environmental Justice for All!"   

Join us Monday evening to send the message to President Obama that Keystone XL fails his climate test and he must reject it, to Gov. Cuomo that his current Peace Bridge expansion plans fail to protect the health of residents, and to Congress that fast tracking the TPP will harm the environment!  

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