Join the Movement to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline!

Help Protect the Drinking Water of Millions of People

September 2, 2011

Take Action Today to Protect Our Water

Ask President Obama to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline!

Photo Courtesy of Tar Sands Action

Dear Supporter,

Over 1,000 people have been arrested in front of the White House in the last two weeks. One of the largest acts of civil disobedience in the environmental movement is underway to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline which will extend from the tar sands of Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The pipeline is a threat to our environment and threatens the drinking water of millions of people in its path. Stand with us and ask President Obama to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline.

Food & Water Watch’s Board President and international water activist Maude Barlow has been instrumental in the movement against the Keystone XL pipeline. She’s been fighting to oppose the pipeline because of the disasters it’s already caused in Canada, and the disasters waiting to happen if it’s built in the U.S.

She’s joined up with other key movement leaders and scientists like Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, James Hansen and David Suzuki to call for direct action to stop this pipeline, which Bill McKibben calls the “biggest carbon bomb on the continent.” Take action now to join her and the hundreds of thousands of activists that are working to oppose the Keystone Pipeline.

This pipeline is especially threatening because it will run through the Ogallala aquifer, one of the world’s largest supplies of fresh water, and other major rivers that supply substantial agricultural water to farmers and drinking water to millions of Americans. This issue is so critical that the Governor of Nebraska even wrote a letter to President Obama saying that he didn’t want the pipeline coming through his state.

The only people that stand to benefit from this pipeline are the big oil and gas industry folks who will reap huge profits from the tar sands oil, while the rest of us are left with environmental disaster and undrinkable water.

Add your voice to the over 250,000 people that have already spoke out against the pipeline:

Thanks for taking action,

Sarah Alexander
Education & Outreach Director
Food & Water Watch

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