Ask Your Senators to Oppose Keystone XL
In January President Barack Obama rightly denied a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. But Big Oil and its congressional allies aren't giving up. Senate Republicans are now pushing an amendment to a transportation bill that would reverse the president's decision and grant immediate approval to the pipeline.
If built, Keystone XL would transport dirty tar-sands oil 1,700 miles across six states and hundreds of water bodies, posing an unacceptable risk for spills. An existing pipeline, Keystone 1, has already leaked 14 times since it started operating in June 2010, including one spill that dumped 21,000 gallons of tar-sands crude. Another pipeline spilled 800,000 gallons into the Kalamazoo River.
This tar-sands pipeline, or any other, should never be built. Please write to your senator and ask that any legislation containing approval of Keystone XL get the axe.