Center for Biologic Diversity: Urgent: Tell the Senate to Stop Keystone XL Now

Keystone XL protest

We’ve reached a critical moment in our fight against the Keystone XL pipeline.

On Tuesday the U.S. Senate will decide whether to force through an approval of this dirty and dangerous project — and we urgently need your help to stop it.

The threat has never been so real. The usual Republican supporters of Keystone may be joined by some Democrats who are supported by Big Oil, and the vote will be very close to the 60 votes needed for a filibuster-proof majority. The House passed a similar bill yesterday.

If Keystone XL is approved, it will transport more than 800,000 barrels of toxic tar sands oil through the heartland of America each day — threatening our communities, water, wildlife and wild places. The pipeline will unlock the potential for a drastic increase in production of Canadian tar sands oil, one of the dirtiest fuels on the planet, and push us toward climate chaos for generations to come. The stakes couldn’t be higher.

Don’t let politicians beholden to oil interests hijack this decision. Please take two minutes to call your senators and urge them to vote no on S.2280 — or any bill that would approve Keystone XL.

You can reach your senators here if you live in Florida:

Sen. Bill Nelson
Sen. Marco Rubio


Otherwise, use the capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

Here’s a sample script you can use for your call:

Hello, my name is __________, and I’m from __________. I’m calling to urge the senator to vote no on S.2280 — or any bill that approves Keystone XL.

This dangerous, polluting project would threaten our air, water, wildlife and climate while providing no more than a few dozen permanent jobs.

There is a pending decision before the Nebraska Supreme Court about the legality of the pipeline’s route. This case should be heard, and the president should make the ultimate decision on whether the project is in the public interest.

Thank you.


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Photo of Keystone XL protest by Tar Sands Action

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