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Ask President Obama to Protect Our Health and Stop Keystone XL Pipeline

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I still recall waking up to my 5-year-old son wheezing and struggling to breathe.

My name is Genieve Long. I’ve lived in Mayflower, Arkansas for 28 years. In March 2013 an oil pipeline that ran right through the middle of Mayflower broke. The pipeline spilled 210,000 gallons of raw crude oil. The oil was knee deep and ran past our school and the senior center. It was so thick you could see the chunks of tar sands, and it smelled awful.

My friends and family are sick from the oil spill. We are suffering from headaches, nausea, asthma, bronchitis and coughing -- that just won’t go away. The cancer causing chemical, benzene, has contaminated our air. Our water has been polluted with highly toxic substances.

The oil spill has ruined our small town.

We need your help to make sure what happened in Mayflower does not happen to any more communities.

Let President Obama know how much damage pipelines like Keystone XL Pipeline can have on our towns, our health, and our future.

Thousands of American communities like Mayflower are along the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Oil executives have sworn that this pipeline is safe. I’m here to tell you not to trust them.

The only people who want Keystone to happen are rich foreign oil executives, who would make billions at our expense.

The Canadian province of British Columbia recently rejected an alternative route for the Keystone XL Pipeline. In a 99-page report government officials questioned the oil company’s safety claims, saying it was not clear that it “will in fact be able to respond effectively to spills either from the pipeline itself or from tankers” and added, “‘Trust me’ is not good enough in this case.”

It’s up to us to make sure that President Obama sees all this – and that he does the right thing by stopping Keystone XL from moving forward.

- Genieve Long (Mayflower resident)

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Ask President Obama to Protect Our Health and Stop Keystone XL Pipeline

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    • Sarah Johns HICKMAN, KY
      • 25 days ago

      I LOVE A NON Polluted Environment. + there are SO Many Energy Alternatives, OTHER than NASTY POLLUTING OIL :(

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    • tena shannondoah CONCHO, OK
      • 3 months ago

      we dont want it its the BEAST ,we are tired loosing our family,our friends ,extiction of our Sacred mother earths creations

      many sickness , DEath Gone way to soon ,this has gone way to far, we are the care takers ,Defenders of our motherlands ,creator given us for our next 7generations ,we are tired of filthy waters toxic waters poultions how about the natural laws of the lands the bodies of waters and the life thats in them are sick and dying too ,we shouldnt have to raise hell about this things ,what the world they think that keeps us alive,you too Obama ,all real Human beings,if their real they will stop this cos them ,their children will Die too we want pure air,water lands its a shame what has happened a crying shame ,what about healhty mamas giving birth to our sacred babies,well with out pure water,everything else cannot be borned healthy!,cannot live! make them stop now !

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    • Kumar Bendrake HONOLULU, HI
      • 3 months ago

      keep the environment clean

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    • BRUCE WAYNE ALVIN, TX
      • 3 months ago

      Dear Mr President this is some bad oil how do i know i have work around this high H2S that it has in it this is raw crude oil it dose the smell is bad because of the high H2S in it the with the high P.S.I coming in this pipe mixed with sand there going to be a Leak in this pipeline somewhere i have work in the oil filed for years and it is true this oil is Toxic i know myself who in this company who want's this oil and it is the Koch Brothers they don't care for the people of this country only one thing they care for is money Mr President the people will Fight this Please think about this before you take attack on this i wait to know one thing after there no more oil in this pipeline what are they going do with this millions of miles of pipeline ?? ask them about that!!

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    • Margaret Currey PORTLAND, OR
      • 4 months ago

      I have grandchildren, what will they have to breathe when the environment is totally polluted. Will the executives have to have their children get sick to see the bad effects of crude oil, why if Canada rejected it why does the u.s. have to bear the cross.

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