On November 6th, activists from all over the country will be gathering in Washington D.C. to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline as part of the Tar Sands Action (tarsandsaction.org), and we want you to join the Connecticut contingent (350ct.org/tarsands). Holding signs reminding President Obama of his campaign pledges, demonstrators will encircle the White House, urging him to reject the Tar Sands pipeline.
The Keystone XL pipeline is a massive project that, if built, will carry oil from the Tar Sands of Alberta, Canada down to the Gulf Coast and will carry 700,000 barrels of highly toxic crude oil per day through some of the world’s greatest environmental treasures, including Yellowstone Park and the Ogallala aquifer. The Tar Sands in Alberta are one of the most dangerous, environmentally devastating ways of harvesting oil from the earth, and the pipeline will have the capacity to carry so much oil that Dr. James Hansen, one of the world’s most respected climate scientists, has said that going through with the project is essentially “game over” for the climate, as our our climate is already unstable and being pushed past dangerous tipping points. Think of the Keystone XL pipeline as the fuse to a giant carbon bomb.
A donor to 350.org has offered to subsidize a bus for CT demonstrators to go to the protest, traveling there and back will cost only $10. The bus will leave New Haven at 6:00am and return the same day by 11:00pm. The cost is $10 if you pay before October 28 and $20 if you pay after October 28. We recommend you RSVP and pay as soon as possible, so that we can give an accurate headcount to the bus company. If you would like to reserve a seat on the bus, please visit www.350CT.org/tarsands to sign up. Feel free to contact Diane Lentakis at deerspirit -at- sbcglobal -dot- net with questions.