13 Feb '12, 5pm

15 top climate scientists just sent a letter to the Senate asking them to reject the Keystone XL pipeline: #noKXL

Over a dozen of the nation's top climate scientists just released this letter to Congressional Leadership that we will deliver along with the over 500,000 signatures against Keystone XL that we hope to collect during out "24 Hours to Stop the Pipeline" drive. Feb 13, 2012 Dear Senators Reid and McConnell, and Representatives Boehner and Pelosi, We are researchers at work on the science of climate change and allied fields. Last summer, we called on President Obama to block the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada’s tar sands. We were gratified to see that he did so, and since some in Congress are seeking to revive this plan, we wanted to restate the case against it. The tar sands are a huge pool of carbon, one that it does not make sense to exploit. It takes a lot of energy and water to extract and refine this resource into useable fuel, and the mining is environmental...

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