Tuesday, February 04, 2014

#NoKXL in Oakland

On Monday at noon, protesters gathered in downtown Oakland at the federal building to remind the President that a State Department report may approve of the tar sands pipeline from Canada to the Gulf, but his strongest supporters decidedly do not want it. Whether the pipeline gets built is the President's call.

We have a President who proclaimed in the State of the Union:

… the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact. And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did.

Approving a monster dirty pipeline is no way to get there. A real effort to preserve a habitable climate for future generations has to mean finding a way to fuel civilization without adding to carbon pollution. Sure that's hard, technically and politically. But there aren't any other answers.

Anything we can do to slow down carbon extraction increases the chances that those future generations will occupy a livable planet.

350.org and Credo are organizing against Keystone XL in northern California. This fight is just taking off.

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