Mariana Almeida: Kindly support NRDC & urge President Obama to deliver on his promise to address climate change & reject the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
THE AMAZON PINK DOLPHIN’S VOICE-15/03/2013
Tar Sands Pipeline Gets Whitewashed
TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA TO DELIVER ON HIS CLIMATE PROMISE!
Reject the State Department’s review of the Keystone XL
In your State of the Union address you vowed to tackle catastrophic climate change. So I am deeply disappointed and distressed that your State Department has produced an environmental review of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline that ignores the climate impacts of extracting the dirtiest fuel on the planet. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and other deadly weather events, our government should not be whitewashing the very real and disastrous effects of climate-wrecking projects like the Keystone XL.
Please reject the State Department’s review and direct Secretary of State Kerry to undertake the kind of comprehensive analysis that you have long promised. That review should include the climate impacts of expanding tar sands development, the major refinery pollution it will produce here in America and the grave risk to our communities from toxic pipeline spills.
Your administration should be in no rush to make a decision on a project that will endanger our land, our water and our climate. Please make sure that the first major climate decision of your second term is one that protects our planet, not one that fuels more climate destruction.
As we move toward a clean energy future, there is no room for the most destructive oil on the planet. Please send your State Department back to the drawing board.
SELVA-Vida Sin Fronteras
Editorial: SELVA-Vida Sin Fronteras
Gustavo López Ospina
Pieter Jan Brouwer
Assistant: Emilia Romero
The Amazon Pink Dolphin’s Voice is associated with the International Environmental Mission, a grass roots citizens movement created by Chilean Senator Juan Pablo Letelier.
SELVA Vida Sin Fronteras acknowledges Kevin Schafer’s important contribution towards protecting the highly endangered Amazon pink fresh water dolphin. Title photographs of our “The Amazon Pink Dolphin’s Voice” were taken by Mr. Schafer.