Fwd: BREAKING: Update on Keystone XL
From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:05:20 -0800 (PST)
I thought I'd send along the 350.org call to action. Is there a group of
people from CCC/EcoMinds who would like to host the Monday evening protest
vigil in Minneapolis? I'm certainly willing to help out.

Scott Jackson
sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com

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From: Scott Jackson <sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 4:49 PM
Subject: Fwd: BREAKING: Update on Keystone XL
To: Kate Faye <kate [at] mn350.org>, Kate Faye <kateefaye [at] gmail.com>, Kathy
Hollander <kathy [at] mn350.org>, Kathy Hollander <kath77holl77 [at] gmail.com>

Yo Kate & Kathy!

Are we planning an action in the Twin Cities on Monday evening? I'd love to
be able to send this call to action on to my climate action groups with a
time and place to rock and roll. (No, I didn't sign up to host the event,
but I can help out.)

Scott Jackson
sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com

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From: Duncan Meisel - 350.org <350 [at] 350.org>
Date: Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 4:13 PM
Subject: BREAKING: Update on Keystone XL
To: Scott Jackson <sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com>


Today the State Department released its Final Environmental Impact
Statement (FEIS) on Keystone XL, starting the official countdown to a final
decision by President Obama on the pipeline.

*Big oil hand-picked the reviewers of the pipeline, which means the report
avoids taking a stand on the pipeline's climate impacts -- leaving the ball
entirely in President Obama's court.* As always, he has all the evidence he
needs to reject the pipeline.

The last time State released an FEIS about Keystone XL in 2011, 59 people
were arrested that same day just outside the White House in what was just
day 6 of a two week sit-in to stop the pipeline. Those sit-ins grew to
actions across the country, which grew to a historic rally that surrounded
the White House and forced President Obama to delay the pipeline, keeping
millions of barrels of oil in the ground and millions of dollars out of the
hands of big oil.

*In other words, today is just the starting point for the next crucial
phase of this fight. Together, I believe we can once more stop the

We won't do it by relying on the State Department, whose process has been
riddled with conflicts of interest and big oil's money. Nor by relying on
the President's good intentions -- his lofty rhetoric about climate change
has been betrayed too many times by weak action and backtracking.

*As we showed in 2011, the only time you can count on the President is when
you have him completely surrounded. And so it's up to us to mobilize again,
and put the pressure on from all sides.*

Step one is to show our resolve and disappointment in this broken process.
On Monday night, all across the country, people will be gathering to mark
this moment together at protest vigils, where we will light the night with
our resolve to keep fighting. We need to show the media, big oil and the
President that this movement is mobilized and unafraid. Can you be there?

*Click here to look for an event near you, and sign up to host if there
isn't one near you:

Step two is to set some firm plans. *Next Tuesday, Feb 4th the night after
the protest vigils, 350 will host an online video chat to lay out some
ideas for what we can do to put the pressure on President Obama over the
coming months. Click here to RSVP
<http://act.350.org/go/4560?t=2&akid=4138.1105958.cPVkGU>*, and we'll send
you a reminder when it happens.

Keystone XL is a critical piece in big oil's plan to dig up and burn all of
the tar sands. We'll continue to face them down on other fronts too --
East, West, South; by rail or pipe -- to keep this oil in the ground.

*Big oil wants you to believe that today's report means this fight is over.
And that's the difference between us and them.*

Where they see a finish line, we see the starting blocks. Where they see a
pipeline route, we see homes, and farmland. Where they see an export
facility, we see a community struggling to breathe. Where they see an oil
patch, we see a boreal forest and the violation of treaties.

Where they see a bottom line, we see our future on the line.

And that's why this is just another beginning. Let's roll,


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