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Sierra Club Statement in Solidarity with Youth Action on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON - This weekend, hundreds of students will march to the White House in the latest action against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

“All Americans deserve to live safe and healthy lives that aren’t shadowed by worsening superstorms, droughts, floods, and wildfires brought on by dirty fossil fuels. And it’s America’s youth who have the greatest stake in the Keystone XL tar sands decision.

“Today the Sierra Club and our 2.4 million members and supporters stand in solidarity with the youth who are marching in Washington, D.C. to tell the president to embrace clean energy and reject tar sands once and for all.”


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The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.

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