24 Aug '11, 6pm

Sending a message to Obama: #noKXL! Don't commit us to the most polluting energy just as we should be going clean

Sending a message to Obama: #noKXL! Don't commit us to the most polluting energy just as we should be going clean

It is the fifth day of the sit-ins at the White House urging President Obama to deny a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline . Today several environmental leaders and I sent a letter to the President saying that even if our groups do not engage in civil disobedience, we wholeheartedly share the protestors’ position that the proposed tar sands oil Keystone XL Pipeline will take America in the wrong direction. As an organization dedicated to drafting and enforcing the law, NRDC does not take part in civil disobedience. But I have followed the pipeline sit-ins with great interest. NRDC has opposed this pipeline and tar sands development from the beginning, and I am pleased that concern about this unsafe energy source has caught fire across America and ignited this civil protest in Washington. Environmental activist Bill McKibben organized the two-week long event, and he’s been ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/sending_a_mes...

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