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Right now is the last chance to submit an official public comment and be heard on Keystone XL.
On Friday, January 31, we moved a step closer to discovering what President Obama's true climate legacy will be, when the State Department released environmental assessment of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Secretary of State John Kerry must tell President Obama whether he thinks it is "in our national interest" to approve this dirty and dangerous pipeline. Right now is the last official public comment period on the pipeline* and we need to weigh in immediately while this assessment is still being reviewed: the Keystone XL pipeline is a climate catastrophe.
In fact, the assessment concludes that tar sands oil transported from Canada to the Gulf Coast through Keystone XL will emit upwards of 27.4 million tons of carbon dioxide annually, creating the equivalent climate pollution of the exhaust of nearly 6 million cars each year. If you factor the lifespan of Keystone XL, likely several decades, the President is being asked to consider locking-in roughly a billion tons of extra emissions at a time when nations are trying urgently to reduce emissions to keep within safe climate limits.
As a Senator, John Kerry lead on climate issues. He could again as Secretary of State but only if he hears from you.
Sign the petition right now to tell Secretary Kerry that Keystone XL is bad for the climate and bad for our nation. Rainforest Action Network will deliver your signature before the final public comment period on Keystone XL ends on March, 7.
*(Docket #: DOS-2014-0003)
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