19 Sep '11, 5pm

Nobel Peace Prize Winners Condemn Keystone XL Pipeline for Dirty Tar Sands

Nobel Peace Prize Winners Condemn Keystone XL Pipeline for Dirty Tar Sands

Recently nine Nobel Peace Prize Winners wrote a letter to President Obama urging him to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Alberta to Texas. Today NRDC and the Nobel Women’s Initiative are running an ad in the Washington Post featuring the full text of the letter and its powerful message. The authors include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and American landmines activist Jody Williams. Each one of these moral leaders condemns the pipeline for the threats it will pose to communities in its path, the Ogallala Aquifer it will traverse, and the global climate it will alter. The Laureates write to the president: “Like you, we understand that strip-mining and drilling tar sands from under Alberta’s Boreal forests and then transporting thousands of barrels of oil a day from Canada through to Texas will not only hurt ...

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

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