Sign the Care2 petition below:
The petition’s author: Nathan Empsall, writes:
“Update #1 February 12, 2015
The House approved the Senate’s climate-killing Keystone XL bill yesterday. This was expected since the House had passed many other KXL bills before, which is why Senate passage was the big story – but it also means the bill is now officially headed to President Obama’s desk. The ten-day clock for his veto has officially started ticking! Will you share this petition with your friends and family and ask them to join you in calling for a veto?
About this Petition
For the first time ever, the Senate just voted to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and now the climate-killing bill is headed to the White House.
Tell President Obama: Keep your promise, and veto Keystone XL! Then take a stand and permanently deny the deadly pipeline’s permit!
Keystone XL is no ordinary pipeline, and it is not in anyone’s best interests — except Canadian oil companies and the billionaire Koch brothers. The pipeline would carry 380,000 barrels of Canadian tar-sands oil, one of the dirtiest fossil fuels on earth, across America’s aquifers, farmlands and wildlife habitat. NASA’s top climate expert says it could mean “game over” for the climate, its mining process is devastating for First Nation tribes, and its pipelines are far more likely to spill and harm local communities. Then the oil will be exported to foreign countries.
Tell President Obama you’ll support his decision to veto Keystone XL, and ask him to deny the pipeline’s permits once and for all!”
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