ACTION ALERT: Ambassador Doer – Get your facts straight!
On August 25, Canadian ambassador Gary Doer’s support for the Keystone XL pipeline was outlined in a Globe and Mail column. Keystone XL is a pipeline that would transport tar sands bitumen to Texas refineries.
The interview with Doer was in response to the ongoing arrests outside the White House of people participating in a peaceful sit-in. Their demand of President Obama is simple, to reject the requested permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and instead focus on developing safe, clean energy.
Increasing numbers of people are concerned about the impacts of the proposed pipeline which will cross important water sources including the Ogallala aquifer, tar sands contributions to climate change and it’s social, human right and environmental consequences in Canada.
Ambassador Doer’s arguments for the pipeline, and his clear admission of ongoing lobbying for the pipeline, compels the need for Canadians concerned about the tar sands, to respond.
Tell Ambassador Doer how you feel about his comments in support of the Keystone XL pipeline. Find here a sample email that responds to arguments he raises in the Globe and Mail article.
LETTER DELIVERY IN WASHINGTON:
On Wednesday August 31st, there will be a peaceful action outside of the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC involving the delivery of a letter to Ambassador Doer, urging the Canadian government to cease lobbying for the Keystone Pipeline and instead turn efforts to addressing the serious social and environmental impacts of the tar sands.
If you are a Canadian in Washington on August 31st and would like to participate in the letter delivery, please contact: Andrea Harden-Donahue, Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner with the Council of Canadians: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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