Stop the Tar Sands!
  • Petitioned President Obama

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President Obama

Stop the Tar Sands!

    1. Petition by

      Greenpeace

It's time to take a stand against the Keystone XL pipeline, a dangerous and destructive project that would pump over one million barrels of dirty "tar sands" oil from Canada to the USA every day. The oil in the Keystone pipeline could poison drinking water, threaten the communities it runs through, and wreck the climate.

But there's good news: the Keystone XL pipeline cannot be built without a "presidential permit" from the Obama Administration. Let's turn up the pressure to make sure President Obama rejects the pipeline.

The clock is ticking: the State Department has said it will make a final decision on whether or not to issue a presidential permit deeming the pipeline in our "national interest" by the end of this year. We know more pollution and more climate change are not in any nation's interest, so we’re calling on President Obama to step up and display the kind of leadership that so many people expected when they voted him into office.

Please sign on today.

To:
President Obama
I just signed the following petition addressed to: President Obama.

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The tar sands represent a catastrophic threat to our communities, our climate, and our planet. We urge you to demonstrate real climate leadership by rejecting the requested permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and instead focus on developing safe, clean energy.
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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. EXPOSED- Lobbyist Corruption in US State Department

      Recent exposure of polluter lobbyist corruption in the State Department. Read our Executive Director Phil Radford's Blog to find out more.

    3. Video of Keystone XL Tar Sands Protesters in front of White House

      These protesters show their passion and courage in front of the white house.

    4. Dalai Lama Protests Keystone XL

      Nine Nobel Peace Laureates, including the Dalai Lama, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Iranian Human Rights Activist Shirin Ebadi, have written a letter urging President Obama to reject the proposed pipeline.

    5. 381 Arrests So Far

      So far 381 people have been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience in front of the white house to stop the keystone xl pipeline

    6. Reached 100 signatures
    7. Reached 25 signatures
    8. What is the Tar Sands Action? Watch this video and find out.

      Find out why people are risking arrest for this issue.

    9. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Daniel Ross MERRIAM, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      This tar sand project will destroy key area's needed to sustain life on this planet. And furthermore, we have other options for energy. Unlock the patent office and lets move ahead.

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    • Holly Johnston ARCATA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      The tar sands are "game over" for our future.

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    • Paul Simoneau WALKERSVILLE, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      Why kill so many and destroy so much of the planet because we have yet to figure out a cleaner and safer way to extract bio-energy from the tar sands? Think of that way and then lets talk before any further poisoning, destruction, and death.,

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    • Shelly Peterson LAKEWOOD, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      It is our responsability to be logical and humane people in 2012 and on. Thankyou.

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    • Michelle Ching BLACKSBURG, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      We've already seen how many oil spills have occurred between tankers, pipelines, and off-shore drilling. Are we really willing to expose our country to a risk that literally runs from Canada to the Gulf Coast? It only takes one incident to pollute our water supply, and this large of a project has widespread potential to exposing America's rivers and tributaries to disaster.

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