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Sunday Keystone XL Tar Sands Protest Outside the White House

04 Nov 2011  |   Mike Palamuso

Guest blog from LCV Policy & Lobbying Intern Ashley Friedman:

This Sunday afternoon League of Conservation Voters along with dozens of other organizations and thousands of other environmentally-minded citizens are going to surround the White House in an unprecedented grassroots day of action to Stop the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline. This is a critical time for President Obama and LCV, along with other demonstrators will be there to show him that he has support when he lives up to his campaign promises and reaffirms his commitment to a cleaner and safer environment by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. 

If this pipeline is built, it will be “essentially game over” for the climate, according to climate scientist James Hansen. This harmful pipeline would transport tar sands oil – the dirtiest oil on the planet—from Canada’s boreal forest across six states in the middle of the country to an international shipping port in Texas. The Keystone XL pipeline would threaten the environment with far more global warming pollution than conventional crude oil and jeopardize surrounding communities, ecosystems, and watersheds.

WHAT: The largest Keystone XL rally in history
WHEN: Sunday, November 6th, 2:00 PM
WHERE: Lafayette Park, in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.

Many of the LCV family will be at the rally and we invite you to join us as we surround the White House and help us defend the environment and end the tyranny of oil! More information on the day’s events can be found here.



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