Stop The Tar Sands Pipeline 11 06 2011

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Stop The Tar Sands Pipeline ( Hands Around the Pioneer Courthouse )

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Purpose

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"Hands Around the Pioneer Courthouse" is on Sunday, November 6th. We will assemble at Terry Schrunk Plaza at 2:00 pm for brief speeches on the Keystone XL Pipeline and Tar Sands. We will then walk to the historic Pioneer Courthouse and encircle it at approximately 2:45. The action calls for President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which is proposed to be constructed from the Tar Sands oil fields of northern Alberta through America's Heartland to refineries near the Gulf of Mexico. Our encirclement of the Pioneer Courthouse replicates Washington DC's "Hands Around The White House". The pipeline's construction raises grave concerns about potential catastrophic environmental damage to life on our special planet.

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Other details
Many of you probably know about the issue of the tar sands and Keystone XL pipeline. Most of us are here because we recognize fundamental issue around the system. These issues make people aware of how far system has failed. Some issues are directly about survival. The tar sands relates to ecological destruction. Tar sands in Canada is the most costly. for 1 gallon extracted, 4 gallons h20 polluted. Pipeline touches aquifers for 30% of agriculture in this country. the likelihood of leaking pipeline is 100%.

The issue is dark and it highlights how corrupt the system is because it's willing to fund this project, banks bailed out by taxpayer money and those banks are enabling destruction of the climate. This action is demanding President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which is proposed to be constructed from the Tar Sands oil fields of northern Alberta through America's Heartland to refineries near the Gulf of Mexico. The pipeline's construction raises extreme concerns about the oil companies' ability to push through catastrophic environmental damage.

Note: It was originally hoped that there would a viewing of the new documentary, Pipe Dreams. The viewing will not be possible until at least November 17th.

References

The Tar Sands/ Keystone XL pipeline is one of the biggest looming disaster in North America, but most people have never heard of it. Please watch this 90 sec. video and this 4 minute video by Josh Fox, Academy Award nominated producer of Gasland. Dirty Oil, Dirty Air: Ottawa's broken pollution promise

PLEASE INVITE EVERYONE YOU KNOW.