Fwd: All-in moment on Keystone XL
From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:19:59 -0800 (PST)
As Nancy says, raise your digital voices!

Scott Jackson
sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com

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From: Elijah Zarlin, CREDO Action <act [at] credoaction.com>
Date: Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 7:03 PM
Subject: All-in moment on Keystone XL
To: Scott Jacksons <sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com>

   [image: CREDO action]  *BREAKING: The final battle against Keystone XL
starts now*

*Tell President Obama:*
*The Keystone XL pipeline is a climate disaster. Keystone XL fails your own
test â there is simply no question it âsignificantly exacerbates carbon
pollution.â You must find that this pipeline is not in the National
Interest and reject it.*

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Dear Scott,
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Today the State Department released its final report on the environmental
impact of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The headlines in the mainstream media faithfully repeated the oil
industryâs spin. Itâs true that the oil industry lobbyists did everything
they could to sway this report to their liking â and weâre going to have to
fight hard in the coming months to overcome their influence.

But the real news is that this report â despite being written by a deeply
compromised contractor that was practically handpicked by TransCanada and
the American Petroleum Institute â still couldnât refute one crucial fact.

The State Department admitted that âthe total direct and indirect emissions
associated with the proposed Project would contribute to cumulative global
GHG emissions.â *And this is all the president needs in order to know that
Keystone XL fails his climate test.*1

*Urge President Obama to reject Keystone XL. Click here to automatically
sign the petition.

Despite this admission, the report is still deeply flawed, and it makes it
more obvious than ever just how desperate the oil industry is to force
approval of Keystone XL â and how successful it has been so far at
corrupting the State Departmentâs environmental review process.

*Unfortunately for TransCanada and the toxic tar sands industry, two things
remain true:* This pipeline is President Obamaâs decision â not theirs.
And, Keystone XL fails the presidentâs climate test. There is simply no
question it âsignificantly exacerbates carbon pollution.â

With the release of the State Departmentâs Final Environmental Impact
Statement (or FEIS) we are finally in a sprint to the finish in our fight
to stop Keystone XL. It kicks off the State Departmentâs 90-day National
Interest Determination â a process involving other agencies, that should be
more difficult for the oil industry to corrupt, and will allow Secretary
Kerry to step in and show climate leadership.

Then, the final decision will be solely in the hands of the president. It
is a decision that has wide implications for his presidency, and the
progress we can make fighting climate change. He will have to decide which
side he is on: Will he do whatâs best for big oil or will he do whatâs
clearly in our national interest and reject this pipeline?

*President Obama's decision on Keystone XL will come down to the pressure
we put on him in the next three months. Take action now to tell him once
and for all to reject the "game over for the climate" pipeline. Click here
to automatically sign the petition.

*It is also simply astonishing that this environmental analysis was
released before an upcoming report from the State Department Inspector
General to determine if conflict of interest rules were broken. We will be
waiting eagerly for this investigation to be made public.*

The next few months will offer Secretary of State John Kerry an opportunity
to step up and be a leader for the climate during the National Interest
Determination process, when he will make an official recommendation to the

*But in the end, this is all about President Obama.* And in the next few
months, we'll be ramping up direct citizen pressure on him to ensure he
makes the right call.

We're starting next week, organizing *KXL protest vigils
the country. These are a crucial opportunities to speak out, and
you'll hear more about them in the coming days.

Then, we'll be kicking the *Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance
<http://act.credoaction.com/go/772?t=6&akid=9881.3204135.G1wDHp>* into high
gear with our partners Rainforest Action Network and the Other 98%. More
than 76,000 people have already pledged to risk arrest if necessary to stop
approval of Keystone XL. And we'll be preparing for the State Department's
coming National Interest Determination, and making sure that President
Obama knows a massive wave of civil disobedience from his best supporters
will be imminent if his administration signals it is moving toward approval
of Keystone XL.

And that's just the beginning. The oil industry may have been able to
largely corrupt the State Departmentâs environmental analysis, but it canât
change the facts and we wonât let them stop our activism. This is an all-in
moment to get President Obama to reject Keystone XL.

*Click the link below to automatically sign the petition urging President
Obama to reject Keystone XL:*


Thanks for fighting Keystone XL.

Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working

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P.S.- If you would like to volunteer to host a KXL protest vigil, click *here
To sign the Pledge of Resistance, click *here

1. Danielle Droitsch, Final environmental review for Keystone XL tar sands
pipeline acknowledges significant climate
National Resources Defense Council, January 31, 2014.
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