If someone tried to run a giant sewer line through your backyard, you'd try to stop them, right? That's exactly what TransCanada, a foreign oil company, is trying to do to Susan Dunavan and her family. They want to run the sprawling Keystone XL oil pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to the Gulf Coast, putting Susan's family and her neighbors in danger.
Environmentally, this pipeline would be a disaster. Tar sand oil is extremely dirty, emitting three times more carbon dioxide than conventional oil. Worse, this pipeline means a persistent threat of an oil spill anywhere along its 2,000-mile length.
Economically, Keystone XL is no better. Estimates indicate the price of gas in Midwestern towns would skyrocket. Moreover, President Obama recently said the project would only create about 50 permanent jobs.
Send a message to TransCanada CEO Russ Girling today: Stop the Keystone XL project before it damages the very fabric of our heartland!
Dear Mr. Girling,
TransCanada is demanding that we place what we love at risk by allowing the Keystone XL pipeline to run through our America's heartland. You are asking us to endanger our environment, put our families at risk, and drive our gas prices through the roof. All so your oil conglomerate can reap millions in profits.
Simply put, we do not want your Keystone XL pipeline.
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We demand that you stop trying to ram this reckless scheme down our throats. We say no to Keystone XL.
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