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Reject Keystone XL Pipeline
[061835:042213] J.B., Jacksonville, FL
This filthy fuel is not in our national interests, nor the interests of the earth and its climate. 35 jobs are not worth polluting our largest water resource.
[032722:032913] R.D., Yamhill, OR
Please reject the XL Pipeline. Fuel prices may be painful now but continued reliance on fossil fuels is not the answer.
[155838:032813] J.A., Los Angeles, CA
Think of it this way: there have been three "Storms of the Century" in the past 25 years.
[202512:032213] J.W., The Dalles, OR
No, no no. This is a terrible idea. The earth doesn't need people, but we people surely need a functioning earth.
[121638:032113] D.S., Mattapoisett, MA
Leave tar sands oil in the ground where it belongs. It's time to invest in sustainable, renewable, clean energy.
[091157:032113] B.J., Monticello, IA
We should not even consider greenlighting TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which will turn hundreds of square miles of irreplaceable, carbon-absorbing, biologically-diverse natural habitats into a lifeless, toxic moonscape just so this foreign corporation can save mega-bucks on export taxes -- while endangering American soil and groundwater for decades to come by blasting its super-heated, toxic bitumen-sludge through leak-prone pipes snaking over 1500 miles of OUR countryside!
TransCanada's existing Keystone I pipeline has leaked 14 times since it went into operation in June 2010, including one spill of 24,000 gallons of its extremely toxic bitumen. TransCanada and the State Department freely admit that Keystone XL would spill up to 100 times during its lifetime.
After dealing with Keystone I's leaks and spills, the Canadians now know better and absolutely refuse to allow even the shortest segment of the XL boondoggle to be built on their lands.
The extraction and refinement of tar-sands oil produces more than twice the greenhouse gases per barrel than conventional oil and is a massive new source of fossil fuel pollution. Eminent experts are calling upon us to leave 70-80% of all carbon-based energy in the ground to avoid climate disaster and the renowned climate scientist Dr. James Hansen has repeatedly warned that approving Keystone XL means "game over" for our ability to avoid a climate catastrophe.
The Keystone XL pipeline will create unconscionable, avoidable consequences for AmericansŐ health, environment, economy and society, with no palpable benefits, now or in the future. Just say NO.
[154055:031913] E.B., Seattle, WA
We can save civilization on Earth, but only if we switch to renewable energy, now! Leave fossil fuels in the ground. The choice is yours. No Keystone XL !
[175852:031613] K.L., Arroyo Grande, CA
Please do not approve Keystone - no jobs to speak of and so much pollution. You promised to work on climate change. You promised.
[125916:031413] D.D., Hillsboro, OR
The environment is national security, pollution is treason. We need a global ban on fossil fuels, and the only reason we didn't get it decades ago is bribery.
[211043:031313] K.I., Oakland, CA
On behalf of Mother Earth, the health of future generations, and rational thinking in general, I reject the Keystone XL Pipeline.
[202147:031313] M.G., Glen Mills, PA
The Keystone pipeline is wrong in so many ways. Show that you have the spine to stand up to the fossil fuel industry by rejecting the pipeline!
[030034:031313] M.L., Longmeadow, MA
Think of the future!
[060512:030913] M.T., Missoula, MT
The Keystone XL pipeline is where we should draw the line. Stop using/promoting tar sands oil, start seriously investing in alternative energy, and yes, even change our lifestyles if necessary. Please listen to us!!!!!
[175853:030813] P.W., Longboat Key, FL
Extracting tar sands, and turning bitumen into crude oil, uses vast amounts of energy and water, and causes significant air and water pollution, and three times the global warming pollution of conventional crude production. The rush to strip-mine and drill tar sands in the boreal will destroy and fragment millions of acres of this wild forest for low-grade petroleum fuel.
[092436:030813] L.J., Griggsville, IL
Is this the best way to start a Green Revolution?
[172133:030713] C.A., Mayport, PA
Keystone XL is a BAD DEAL!!
A bad deal for the local police whose job will be to patrol this HUGE TERRORIST TARGET,
A Bad deal for our environment,
a bad deal for the people who live in the vastly increased CANCER ALLEY near the refineries,
a bad deal for the taxpayers who will pay for this mess and the illnesses and deaths caused by it,
a bad deal for the landowners whose land has ALREADY been taken by Eminent Domain for this filthy fiasco,
a GREAT DEAL for the FOREIGN corporations who will SELL the REFINED OIL OVERSEAS- Refined oil NOW is our #1 EXPORT! Gas prices will NOT be affected and we WILL pay and pay and pay.
[163041:030713] L.C., Tucson, AZ
As the GP Gulf Oil Disaster proved, we as a species are fallible and imperfect, and there is NO WAY will be able to build a pipeline that will never leak - it's just not reasonable! I believe that given how dirty tar sands oil is and the fact that we don't even know how to begin to clean it up, we have no right to subject people and lands along its length to the environmental degradation this pipeline will inevitably cause. Please do NOT let the XL Pipeline go forward!
[094904:030713] A.L., Aptos, CA
If we're serious about global warming, we need to drastically reduce our demand for fossil fuels-now! Elimination of the Keystone pipeline is a critically necessary first step. Allowance of its construction would be a disaster.
[063923:030713] P.J., Scotts Valley, CA
I live in California, one of the nation's "breadbaskets." The primary source of water that enables our agricultural productivity is the Sierra snowpack. We have just experienced the driest January and February on record, due not unexpectedly to global warming. The glaciers in the Sierra have all but vanished and our life sustaining snow pack is rapidly diminishing, creating an untenable situation for the agricultural future of California, and by extension the food supply of our nation.
The disappearance of the Sierra Snowpack and its glaciers are but the tip of the iceberg of a Planetary Emergency, of which we are in the last minute of the fourth quarter in a challenge to reverse our self-destructive and planet-destroying addiction to and reliance on fossil fuels.
And in spite of all the overwhelming evidence, both scientific and experiential, that this Planetary Emergency is caused by the extraction and burning of fossil fuels, the insane notion that extracting and burning Tar Sands oil is entertained as though it were an acceptable trade off for some future promise to do the right thing. How much like an addict in rationalizing just one more binge before quitting.
The tar sands pit in Canada never should have been started in the first place. It is a desecration to the planet and a symbol of desperation for a civilization addicted to fossil fuels. It is no exaggeration to characterize tar sands oil as the "crack cocaine" of fossil fuels, especially in terms of the environmental consequences of its extraction, production and usage. And the Keystone XL Pipeline is a needle that would inject this filthy, climate planet-destroying Tar Sands oil into the system, and eventually the biosphere.
In President Obama's inaugural address, 2012 campaign, and 2008 victory speech, he promised to lead on climate. In his first major speech as Secretary of State, John Kerry echoed that promise, as did his predecessor, Secretary Clinton. If our government is going to keep those promises, it must start by rejecting tar sands pipelines, especially Keystone XL.
It's impossible to fight climate change while simultaneously investing in the dirtiest, most carbon-intensive fossil fuels on the planet. The administration's bold advances in clean energy and vehicle efficiency have been critical, but much of that progress -- and the credit that comes with it -- will be erased if we also develop the tar sands.
The Keystone XL pipeline and the filthy, tar sands energy it foists on the environment are not in the people's interest. Elected representatives such as yourself are supposed to be doing the people's business, not that of greedy corporations, "the malefactors of wealth," who demonstrate every day their disdain and resentment for acting in the best interests of society. You have one clear choice if you truly represent WE, THE PEOPLE - STOP THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE.
[050330:030613] R.P., Bradenton, FL
The Keystone Pipeline only encourages the worst environmental damage we can inflict on our planet, mining of tar sands.
[054828:030513] M.D., Saratoga Springs, NY
Everthing i've read over the past year tells me this is an environmental nightmare. Your promises to protect our fragile environment were the reason so many voted for you, very notably, Michael Bloomberg. please continue to protect us and our country in every way possible. Do not allow the pipeline to be built.
[091558:030413] m.d., Winnemucca, NV
This is a terrible idea, and a threat to the environment.
[035505:030413] J.L., Melbourne, FL
Please, Mr. President, stop support for the Keystone Pipeline. It's a disaster that will happen if you go forward with its construction. There's a reason TransCanada wants to build it through the US and that's because it has no support in Canada. The Canadians know how dangerous it is because the pipeline that exists is faulty and leaking and TransCanada is doing the least it can to fix the scourge it has created in Canada. This will not solve our immediate energy problems anyway because the oil produced will take years to refine and the money we spend on this pipeline and its environmental damage could be better used to increase clean energy technology. It's a losing proposition and there are much better alternatives, Mr. President. Thank you.
[121325:030313] J.L., Los Angeles, CA
The pipeline is not the way to go.
[072944:030313] D.A., Chicago, IL
We will not give up. We will not be moved. KXL is not going to happen.