Freedom From Oil
President Barack Obama will decide as early as September whether to approve a $7-billion, 1,700-mile long pipeline called Keystone XL to transport up to 900,000 barrels a day of tar sands crude from northern Alberta to refineries along the Gulf Coast of Texas.
The Alberta tar sands is well known as the largest and most destructive industrial project in human history – causing massive environmental damage to the natural eco-system, killing resident and visiting animal and bird species, irrevocably polluting water and poisoning land and communities downstream of the Athabasca River and trampling on treaty and Indigenous rights in northern Alberta.
On Tuesday, climate activist, Tim DeChristopher was sentenced to 2 years in prison for standing up to protect land up for ‘purchase’ at an illegal auction in Utah. Follow his lead and stand up for what is right and defend the future. Take action to stop the tar sands, say NO to Keystone XL and demand our government support green, energy alternatives.
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