Council logo on box of ‘No KXL’ petitions outside a US Senator’s office.
350.org reports, “Over the last 24-hours, environmental and progressive groups flooded the Senate with more than 800,000 messages opposing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The surge in online activism came as Senate Republicans tried to saddle the transportation bill with an amendment that would reverse President Obama’s decision to block the controversial project.”
“The petition drive was organized by a group of over 30 organizations and businesses with the goal of sending the Senate half a million messages in under 24 hours.” The Council of Canadians took part in this action through this on-line action alert, http://canadians.org/action/2012/kxl.html.
“Representatives from the coalition delivered the 800,000 messages directly to Senator Reid and Senator McConnell on Tuesday afternoon. Many of the groups involved in the effort are pledging to keep up the fight against Keystone XL as long as Republicans continue to try and bring measures designed to resurrect the project.”
To watch the video of Council of Canadians Maude Barlow speaking at the “Surround the White House” action in Washington, DC on November 6, please go to http://canadians.org/blog/?p=11881.