According to the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) “A barrel of tar sands oil emits up to three times as much climate-disrupting gas as conventional oil. Building Keystone XL would be the greenhouse gas equivalent of adding roughly 6.5 million passenger vehicles to the road, or constructing 12 new coal-fired power plants.”
Many people are concerned for the safety and welfare of agricultural land, numerous water aquifers, rivers, grasslands, cultural sites and ecological sensitive areas which potentially could be affected should a spill or leak occur. In an effort to eliminate such an event, the IEN and various other concerned individuals and organizations are sending a direct message to President Obama to deny approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The IEN network is bringing tribal governmental and grassroots leaders from the US and Canada directly impacted by the proposed pipeline to a peaceful protest for alternatives to the proposed pipeline and invite all brothers and sisters who share this living earth to stand in peaceful solidarity with them on the Indigenous Day of Action, September 2nd. The IEN will arrive in DC on August 30th and will be participating in the Canadian Day of Action and staying until the Indigenous Day of Action, September 2nd.We have all heard of numerous oil spills and leaks over the years which have resulted in lives and resources being damaged and lost. The definition of insanity is to continue doing things the same old way and expecting different results. Stop the insanity please. The demonstration campaign at the White House is scheduled to end September 3rd.
Final thought…our survival depends on clean air, water and soil. Why are we putting these resources at risk for oil?
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