From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for helping to stop a massive pipeline that would have allowed some of the world's dirtiest oil to travel from Canada’s tar sands through America's heartland, jeopardizing our water, our air and our climate.
By sending letters, making calls, protesting in front of the White House and standing up at Obama for America offices, you have demonstrated what grassroots activism is all about…and what it really takes to make change in this country.
At RAN, we believe that when corporations respond to our demands, it’s a best practice to thank them. The same is true here. Against loud and dubious threats from Big Oil, President Obama has stepped up to represent us and our future.
Please take the time today to thank President Obama for rejecting the disastrous Keystone XL pipeline.
Six months ago the pipeline project was considered a foregone conclusion. Today—against all odds—the project has been rejected. That is a heroic political shift, which is the result of massive grassroots opposition that spanned from First Nations in Alberta to farmers in Nebraska to people like you.
The State Department is allowing Transcanada, the company behind the pipeline, to propose an alternative route for the pipeline through Nebraska. Our response to that: we’ve stopped the project once and we’ll stop it again. We will continue to ensure that President Obama feels the full weight of our opposition to this project, and keeps the Keystone XL pipeline off the map forever.
What an incredible sign for the start of this new year. Let's make sure that this success begets even more success in our work to protect forests, their inhabitants and our climate.