Re: Fwd: BREAKING: Update on Keystone XL
From: Marcy Leussler (
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:01:26 -0800 (PST)
I would love to help with this. Where would be the best place to do this, that 
might be noticed?


> From: sjackzen46 [at]
> Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:04:57 -0600
> Subject: [CCC] Fwd: BREAKING: Update on Keystone XL
> CC: fusclimate [at]
> To: mleussler [at]
> I thought I'd send along the 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]
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Scott Jackson <sjackzen46 [at]>
> Date: Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 4:49 PM
> Subject: Fwd: BREAKING: Update on Keystone XL
> To: Kate Faye <kate [at]>, Kate Faye <kateefaye [at]>, 
> Kathy
> Hollander <kathy [at]>, Kathy Hollander <kath77holl77 [at] 
> 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]
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Duncan Meisel - <350 [at]>
> Date: Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 4:13 PM
> Subject: BREAKING: Update on Keystone XL
> To: Scott Jackson <sjackzen46 [at]>
>  Friends,
> 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
> pipeline.*
> 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
> <>*, 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,
> Duncan
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