25 Aug '11, 12am

Nation’s largest environmental organizations stand together to oppose oil pipeline

Contact at Friends of the Earth : Kelly Trout, 202-222-0722, [email protected] (Cross-posted from http://www.tarsandsaction.org ) Nation’s largest environmental organizations stand together to oppose oil pipeline Washington, D.C. — The heads of the nation’s largest environmental organizations — often at odds on the best strategy for combating climate change — released a letter today calling on President Obama to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would span from the tar sands of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. (1) As another 56 people headed to jail today in the largest civil disobedience protests in the environmental movement’s recent history (2), the leaders of groups as diverse as Greenpeace and the Environmental Defense Fund told the president, “there is not an inch of daylight between our policy position on the Keystone XL pipeline, and those of the protesters bein...

Full article: http://www.foe.org/nation%E2%80%99s-largest-environmental...

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