Tell the State Department: Reject the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline
  • Petitioned Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Tell the State Department: Reject the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline

    1. Sponsored by

      Alliance for Climate Protection

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The Department of State is currently considering a proposal to build a TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil straight across the Canadian border from Alberta and across the width of the United States to the Gulf of Mexico.

This pipeline will transport oil extracted from tar sands, one of the dirtiest sources of energy in the world, across America's heartland. It would pollute our air and water, contribute to climate change and lock us in to decades of further dependence on oil. 

The State Department needs to hear your concerns as they make this critical decision. 

Instead of building a pipeline across America that will harm our environment and endanger our future, we can invest in clean energy solutions that are available today.

Take action today and tell the State Department to deny approval for the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • John Farrington LIVINGSTON, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      (1) The public hearings here were poorly advertised and therefore poorly attended, except by some "private citizens" who made lengthy speeches in support of the pipeline and thus gave the impression of being rehearsed shills. I say this because a person who had been to other hearings around the state said the same loquacious supporters had also made the same speeches at those.

      (2) The aerial pipeline route maps displayed at the hearing were inaccurate and misleading for this area - they showed it going through unoccupied forest land along a highway when in fact it was going through the front yards of numerous houses and just across the road from a senior citizens care center. When I told the pipeline representatives this, they first tried to tell me the houses must have been built after the maps were made (even though they had been there for many years, and the maps were just one year old), then finally admitted that they had not personally inspected the area. I asked them to send me corrected maps for this area and they promised to do so, but never did.

      (3) The overall impression I got was that these public hearings were for posturing only and public input would be disregarded.

    • Kyle Hackmeister WILLIAMSPORT, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      Weatherford International employee

    • Trevor Harris MO - EARTH CITY (NW ST. LOUIS), MO
      • over 3 years ago

      I feel the old technologies of utilizing oils are soon becoming obsolete. These machines that use oil, and the general uses for oil itself are becoming useless; the dependence on oil and its risk outweigh its benefits. We human beings live in the 21st century. It is time for us to begin developing new technologies that show our advancement and our willingness to adapt and evolve - and I think insisting on using oil, or any dirty fuel for that matter, doesn't show what we human beings are capable of. Please reject the notion that we still can use oil, and look to the future of more efficient, cleaner sources of fuel, for the future.

      • over 3 years ago

      I'm a patriotic Canadian, so when I say I do NOT approve of a venture that could mean a fair bit of money for my country, you know I mean business!

    • Rachel Medema BERKELEY, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Not only are the tar sands projects harming beautiful, pristine ecosystems that are the nursery for many songbirds and other wild creatures, they are also making huge amounts of water polluted and the amount of energy pouring into the projects is by far larger than the amount of energy we'll get out! The projects are not sustainable no matter what sort of greenwashing is done in terms of the restoration projects. PLEASE reject this horrible plan and fund clean and renewable energy sources instead of using energy to extract dirty oil.


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