Keystone XL Pipeline: America Needs More Time
“We call on the State Department to extend the public comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline environmental impact statement from 45 days to the full 120 days allowed by law.
A daily average of nearly 18,000 people submitted their comments on this issue – so far. The American people deserve an additional 75 days to make sure everyone has the chance to have their voices heard.”
A Keystone XL Pipeline oil spill could look just like this
A recent report — the most comprehensive study of the Keystone XL Pipeline’s climate impacts yet — shows that the pipeline would carry 181 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, equal to 51 coal plants worth of carbon. That’s more CO2 released into our air than 37 million cars on the road. CO2 gets released when the earth is blasted with chemical cocktails heated by fracked natural gas, with every round of refining the tar sands will require, the ugly byproduct called petcoke used in coal plants, and of course, the burning of the final product as fuel.
The State Department is accepting public comments and have now agreed to make all the feedback reviewable by the press and public. It’s up to us to stop the public comment period from ending on Monday. Please join the emergency petition calling for the comment deadline to be extended for the full 120 days allowed by law.
We’ll be delivering the petition to the State Department first thing on Monday morning.
The public deserves more time to weigh in on the potential consequences of building this pipeline that will stretch across America like a giant tar-filled snake. Working together, we can stop the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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