Secretary Kerry: Go See What A Tar Sands Spill Really Looks Like
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Secretary Kerry: Go See What A Tar Sands Spill Really Looks Like

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      League of Conservation Voters

Ever since an Exxon pipeline spilled more than 200,000 gallons of tar sands oil in their community in March, the families of Mayflower, Arkansas have been living in a public health nightmare – not knowing if their air and water could be poisoning their children, but having nowhere else to go.

Now they have made one simple request of Secretary of State John Kerry: come visit the site of the tar sands spill in Arkansas and see why you must reject the risky Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

These families don’t want their tragedy repeated in towns across America, so they are calling on Secretary Kerry to come see with his own eyes what we’d be risking if we allow the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline to run straight through our heartland.

Please stand with the families of Mayflower and join the movement to stop the risky Keystone XL tar sands pipeline by signing this petition today.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 3 months ago

      “How can we be so arrogant? The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don't they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?”

      ― Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone

    • Edward Connors READING, MA
      • about 1 year ago

      oil ruins worlds

    • Diana Moeller RICHLAND, WA
      • about 1 year ago

      Please view for yourself before acting! You will be seeing our future... Also please consider the impact on global warming and pollution as the countries we export to use this resource with fewer regulations than the US. We must be accountable for the ultimate impact of our greed.

    • Steve Anderson PEAKS ISLAND, ME
      • about 1 year ago

      As Keystone XL will pass through southern Maine to end a few miles from my home, a spill would devastate not only my drinking water but the entire Casco Bay region - imagine lobsters, fish, oysters, clams - all pulled from the Bay with oil contamination. Imagine the impact on the economy when the cruise ships no longer want to visit oil-contaminated waters.... Please take a few days out of your schedule to talk to people who are impacted instead of only listening to the oil lobbyists. Too many decisions seem to be made because of lobbying, too few because it is the right thing to do...

    • D. Singer OAKLAND, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      You can't make an informed decision without seeing the consequences of tar sands oil spills.


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