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UPDATE: Council of Canadians signs avaaz.org petition against Keystone XL

[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”1911″,”attributes”:{“class”:”media-image alignright size-medium wp-image-10245″,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”style”:””,”width”:”240″,”height”:”139″,”title”:”petition-oil-avaaz”,”alt”:””}}]]More than 35,000 Canadians have signed an avaaz.org petition to US President Barack Obama that states, “As concerned Canadians, we urge you to deny the application to build the Keystone XL pipeline that would pump millions of barrels of deadly tar sands oil to Texas from Alberta. Prime Minister Harper won’t act to protect Canada or the world but you can. By denying this application you will save thousands of acres of pristine forest, precious water resources and directly prevent the emission of climate killing greenhouse gasses.”

This morning, the Council of Canadians signed this petition which is to be delivered in Washington, DC sometime later this week. Avaaz.org has invited the Council of Canadians to participate in this petition delivery. To add your name to the petition, please go to http://www.avaaz.org/en/canadas_deadly_oil/?vc.

As noted in the CUPE National daily update yesterday, “The CUPE BC Environment Committee…is calling for CUPE members to sign on to a petition to US president Barack Obama to stop plans for a cross-border pipeline from the Tar Sands.” More on that at http://cupe.ca/environment/bc-signs-block-dirty-oil-pipeline.

For more on the Council of Canadians intervention in Washington, DC yesterday against the Keystone XL pipeline, please go to http://canadians.org/blog/?p=10230, http://canadians.org/blog/?p=10223, and http://canadians.org.