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What? MASSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DEMONSTRATION IN WASHINGTON D.C.
Why? To demand that Obama say “no” to the construction of an oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. OBAMA CAN CANCEL THE PROJECT. Our demonstration symbolically falls one year before the 2012 presidential election–he’ll get the point.
This is what’s at stake:
When? NOVEMBER 5-6 (This is Parents’ Weekend… tell your parents to visit some other time!)
Where? Washington, D.C. Leaders of the climate movement are organizing an action in which we’ll encircle the White House. We’ll put pressure on Obama to uphold the environmental commitments that were part of his platform in 2008.
NASA climatologist James Hansen, who discovered global warming, said that this pipeline would be “essentially game-over for the climate.” We have never been faced with a project that would have such catastrophic environmental consequences. Earth’s temperature continues to rise at a scary rate, and these environmental consequences would immediately translate to social and economic consequences.
WE CAN DO OUR BEST TO PREVENT THIS PIPELINE FROM BEING BUILT.
More details on the Tar Sands Action website: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/
LET’S DO THIS WESLEYAN!!