President Obama: Reject the XL Pipeline
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President Obama: Reject the XL Pipeline

    1. Petition by

      Buddhist Leaders

Tar sands oil production is one of the most destructive strip mining techniques on earth and results in deforestation, habitat loss, ground water contamination, pillaging of native lands, three times more carbon would be released into the atmosphere than is released by conventional oil.

In short, this spells a disaster in the making, drastically undermining our ability to moderate the effects of climate change. Time is short, and we need to urgently invest in sustainable sources of energy and to divest from fossil fuels that are being extracted in increasingly devastating ways.

If you are concerned about climate change then you need to be concerned about what choice the Obama administration makes at this key point in history with regards to the Keystone XL Pipeline.

A number of international climate experts recently surveyed agree that “Obama's decision would have climate impacts beyond the project's direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions.”

Obama’s approval of Keystone would mean:

18-24 million metric tons of CO2 emissions annually

An encouraging nod to oil companies

Trend setting to other countries to ignore perilous investment in fossil fuels

Obama’s rejection of the pipeline would tell the international community that the US may actually be serious about cutting emissions and could breathe new life into international climate negotiations.

Buddhists, and all Dharma, Mindfulness, Yoga & Fellow Practitioners of Awakening, let's join together to support a sustainable Earth for future generations.

We encourage you to join us:

Today: We invite you to sign this petition, along with leaders from our communities, and send it far and wide, to your communities, and even further afield.

Sept 21: We invite you to participate in the climate movement’s “Draw the Line” campaign opposing Keystone

First Week in October: With your communities, we invite you to heighten the focus on care of the Earth. This can be through sharing forums, lobbying, educating, talking together, undertaking eco-awareness projects, fundraising to support activism. Let us join together and work towards a shift from fossil fuels to sustainable energy.


Thank you.

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      Thank you for signing our petition, we really value your support. Now let's share the petition far and wide to make as much impact as possible this Earth Care Week. Invite your friends and community to sign and post it on your social share sites. Together we can send a clear message to President Obama to reject the march of fossil fuels and instead support clean energy.
      Read more here in this article published today in the Huffington Post by James Baraz.

      Earth Care Week: Buddhists Respond to Climate Change

      We can discover a new way of living together where greed is not the main principle driving success, oil is not king and huge corporations run by a small group of the rich and powerful aren't the ones who makes the rules for the rest of us.

    2. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Lynne King TAKOMA PARK, MD
      • 9 months ago

      I feel we need to wake up to the suffering we are setting in motion by actions that negatively impact our planet and therefore all of us.

    • Dave Councilman ST LOUIS PARK, MN
      • 11 months ago

      No, No, No, to Keystone the world today, tomorrow, forever...for our children and yours....

    • Arthur Johnson INDEPENDENCE, LA
      • 12 months ago

      A good thing to do

    • John Iversen BERKELEY, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      mother earth

    • Julie Michaud BURNABY, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      I care deeply for the earth, and its peoples and waterways and all the creatures that depend on our active efforts, courage and compassion.


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