Following the State Department's release of its final environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline on Jan. 31, more than 10,000 concerned activists across the country came together to hold vigils opposing the project. Now the ball is in Secretary Kerry's court to decide whether we'll have a safe climate future -- or whether such a huge investment in fossil fuel development is in our national interest.
After years of debate, the evidence is overwhelming: Keystone XL would increase production levels of tar sands oil in Alberta and significantly add to carbon emissions. The massive investment would lock us into dependence on this dirty fuel for decades -- exacerbating carbon pollution just when we urgently need to go quickly, decisively in the opposite direction.
Although the State Department's environmental impact statement underestimated the likelihood that the Keystone XL pipeline would fuel climate change, Secretary Kerry can set the record straight in his "National Interest Determination."
Please act now and tell Secretary Kerry that Keystone XL is not in our country's best interest, and urge him to take strong climate action.
February 5, 2014 Action Alert ID# 131
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