Tell Secretary Clinton to Stop the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline
  • Petitioned Hillary Clinton

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Former Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton

Tell Secretary Clinton to Stop the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline

    1. Petition by

      No Tar Sands Oil Campaign

The Obama Administration is currently deciding whether to approve the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, a new 2,000 mile pipeline which would bring nearly one million barrels a day of dirty tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.


The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill makes clear that when oil companies cut corners and operate without oversight and accountability, disaster will occur. We cannot trust that TransCanada – or any of the oil companies, for that matter – has its act together.


Tar sands is one of the dirtiest forms of oil production, emitting carbon dioxide at a rate three times higher than conventional oil, using significant amounts of water during extraction, and creating toxic lagoons in the process, which leak over a billion gallons of contaminated water each year.


President Obama has called for an end to business as usual in the government oversight prescribed to big oil. But if the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline is approved, it will be big oil cutting corners and getting its way all over again. TransCanada has applied for a waiver from the federal government to use less steel to create a thinner pipeline that experts warn is incredibly vulnerable to leaks.


We have started to take a step forward, but Canadian tar sands oil and the Keystone XL pipeline would be two steps backwards. We can end oil dependence in a generation, but only if we resist Big Oil’s call to invest billions more in dirty fuel infrastructure.


Let’s start working for a clean transportation future. We must finally break our oil addiction. Let’s not start in a decade, when oil is dirtier and running out faster. Say no to tar sands oil!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Senators Call For Additional Safety Review of Keystone XL Pipeline

      In the wake of Exxon Mobil's recent oil spill in Montana, it's now crystal clear (if it wasn't already) what a mistake the U.S. State Department would be making in approving the Keystone XL pipeline—a conduit that would carry Alberta's corrosive,...

    3. Several Senate Democrats call for additional pipeline review

      In the wake of recent leaks from the original Keystone Pipeline, as well as Exxon's oil spill in Montana, they ask—is the U.S. State Department really taking pipeline safety seriously enough in evaluating this project?

    4. Reached 2 signatures
    5. Cross-Country Tar Sands Pipeline Back on Track for Approval

      Late last month, we reported on a victory in the Keystone XL fight.  Yet we have not put this issue to rest.
      Keystone XL is the proposed multibillion-dollar pipeline that would carry the world’s dirtiest type of oil from strip mines in Canada to...

    6. Big news: President Obama hints at wittholding approval for Keystone pipeline:

    7. A New York Times editorial: No to the Keystone XL pipeline

    8. Tar Sands Issue Bubbles Up Before Election Day

      Kenny Bruno is campaign director at Corporate Ethics International and the U.S. Coordinator for the No Tar Sands Oil Campaign.
      Going into the midterm elections, there was a flurry of activity stateside around Canadian tar sands.

    9. Tell Secretary Clinton: Protect the Waters of America's Bread Basket

      What if I told you there was an alternative to offshore oil? Don't get too excited, it's still oil. What's more, it's an alternative that releases three to five times the greenhouse gas emissions and also contaminates up to five barrels of water for...

    10. Frog Songs Silenced In Wake Of Michigan Spill, Chorus For Change Amps Up

      Like geeky adolescent boys, big oil executives like to carry toads in their pockets. Except these particular toads happen to be members of Congress, and luckily enough, the ones they have purchased sing the industry's praises on command...


    Reasons for signing

    • Donnette Bowman PORCUPINE, SD
      • almost 3 years ago

      As a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe this is not good for anybody, it destroys our relationship with mother earth.

    • Benjamin Glass, Jr. ANNANDALE, VA
      • about 3 years ago

      Minimum or no real permanent job creation

      No additional to US oil supply

      Fossil fuels are detrimental to CO2 mitigation

      CO2 mitigation is a must

      Tar sands are expensive dirty fuels and will not reduce fuel prices

    • Phillip Rowland VALENCIA, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      One question. . .why? Seriously. Aren't we supposed to stop dependency on oil here in the U.S. and diversify/expand our economy through more sustainable resources and methods. More oil, means more problems. Hope. . . change. . . where is the hope and change Obama, I'm still waiting for it. . .

    • Wade Olk COLUMBUS, NE
      • about 3 years ago

      Ogallala Aquifer

    • Jennifer Schulte MöHNESEE, GERMANY
      • about 3 years ago

      Because I care!


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