Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's baaaack! Help us kill the tar sands pipeline... again.

Congressional Republicans refuse to let the tar sands pipeline die.

Tar Sands - Oil Sands - Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline | Save BioGems

President Obama, stop the Tar Sands oil pipeline

Oil companies are strip mining Canada's Boreal Forest in order to extract the world's dirtiest form of oil.

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would transport raw, toxic tar sands oil right through the American heartland — from Alberta, Canada to refineries in Texas — and threatens to wreak environmental havoc on both sides of the border.

They keep raising the Keystone XL from the dead -- like a zombie -- to terrorize America over and over again.

January 31, 2012: Just two weeks after President Obama stood his ground and killed the permit for this environmental nightmare, Republicans on Capitol Hill are now threatening to hold key legislation hostage unless Big Oil gets to run a river of the world’s dirtiest oil through our nation’s heartland.

Tell your members of Congress to reject all attempts to force approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline by attaching it to the payroll tax bill, the transportation bill or any other unrelated legislation.

It’s no surprise that this monstrously destructive project keeps stalking America.

It is getting re-animated -- over and over -- by senators and representatives who have taken down millions in campaign contributions from the oil giants.

If they succeed, the Keystone XL will deliver billions in profits to Big Oil while you and I get stuck with poisoned water, contaminated land and an overheated planet.

And despite the oil lobby’s propaganda, this fossil fuel boondoggle will raise oil prices in the Midwest and could actually kill more jobs than it creates!

Tell Congress to let the Keystone XL pipeline die a merciful death. And please tell them today. The pressure is on right now.

Stop the XL Pipeline!: Take Action!

Just two weeks after President Obama stood his ground and killed a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, Republican leaders in Congress are trying to force its approval by attaching it to the payroll tax bill and other unrelated legislation. Tell your senators and representative to stop holding our government hostage to the interests of Big Oil!

> Stop the XL Pipeline!: Take Action!: Save BioGems

Natural Resources Defense Council – The Earth’s Best Defense | NRDC | NRDC Save BioGems - Defend Wildlife and Wildlands

Republicans Tout Bill to Override Obama on Keystone Pipeline

Senate Republicans have announced plans to introduce legislation allowing Congress to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite President Obama’s rejection of the controversial project. An analysis by the Public Campaign Action Fund and 350.org found that the bill’s 44 co-sponsors have received a combined $22.3 million in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry since 1989. One Democrat has joined the Republican effort: Joe Manchin of West Virginia. TransCanada, the company behind the $7 billion pipeline, spent $1.33 million on lobbying last year.

Democracy Now! | Headlines for January 31, 2012

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what next: Keystone XL | Republican Hostage Taking | Tar Sands
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