Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 12:47pm
24 Hours to Stop Keystone XL in the US Senate
Take action today to fight against the world's dirtiest oil
We have followed the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline from the beginning, and we'll continue to cover developments until this pipeline -- and the ones that are sure to follow -- have been soundly defeated. Today, however, we join with those at the center of this struggle and urge you to play your part in fighting off the most recent attempt to ram approval for the pipeline through the US Senate.
What follows is a note from our friends at 350.org, who have led this fight from the beginning and show no signs of yielding.
Dear friends,When we started the fight about Keystone there were just a few of us, and no one thought we had a chance.But with hard work and lots of great organizing we scored an unlikely victory when the President eventually rejected the pipeline last month. However, the oil industry’s representatives in Congress are eager to undo that, and it looks like a deal could be coming together in the Senate this week to make that happen. It’s time for us to defend our victory.Beginning at noon today (Monday), every environmental group in the nation, not to mention great allies like MoveOn.org and CREDO Action, will come together for the most concentrated burst of environmental advocacy this millennia. We’re aiming to send half a million email messages to the Senate in the next 24 hours. And they’ll all have the same message: back up the President and make sure this pipeline doesn’t get built.This is what movements look like. And we need you to play a big part.1—Send a message right now to the Senate: http://act.350.org/sign/kxl/and2—Make sure that everyone else you know does the same thing. Use your social networks. Tell your friends and neighbors. Call your Senators directly. Do what you can to convince the Senate that 'people power' will win out over the 'money power' of the fossil fuel industry.