A decade long battle is finally coming to a close (hopefully). The House and Senate have both passed bills calling for the construction of the Keystone XL Tarsands Pipeline. This is bad for a whole lot of reasons — namely the Tarsands in Alberta, Canada are some of the largest, dirtiest stores of fossil fuel on the planet. Opening up that to the world of consumption will not end well for the climate.
The bill is currently awaiting Obama’s signature (or hopeful veto). If you’d like to add your voice to the chorus of #NOKXL check out the ecowatch’s petition calling Obama to veto. Or check out 350.org’s campaign which not only has a petition for you to sign, but loads of materials for you to start your own local campaign. Or, if you want to get all your petitions covered, head over to the NRDC’s page.
Still skeptical? Even the NY Times has called on Obama to veto KXL.