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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:08 PM

An open letter to President Obama: Get real about climate change, block the Keystone XL Pipeline

Dear President Obama,

It was with great relief and gratitude that we welcomed, at long last, a clarion call in your inaugural address to "respond to the threat of climate change" -- the greatest threat, challenge, and opportunity of our time.
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Confronting climate change also happens to be our best opportunity to create the broad-based economic revitalization that your policies have largely failed to achieve. This is not simply an empty trope of idealistic environmentalists, it is the truth.

Mr. President, we are urging you to do as our other Illinois president did when confronted with the great moral issue of his time: to take bold, decisive action to end one great societal ill, changing the economy in the process, and usher in a new era of American freedom, security and prosperity.

This is the moment. We will support you. But you must lead and take action, starting first and foremost with your rejection of the presidential permit required by the Keystone XL pipeline, which is your decision and yours alone.

Sincerely,

Becky Bond, Political Director, CREDO
Michael Kieschnick, President and CEO, CREDO
Elijah Zarlin, Senior Campaign Manager, CREDO
Bill McKibben, Co-Founder, 350.org
Complete letter: http://act.350.org/signup/an-open-letter-to-president-obama/

It looks like 50,00 people have co-signed this letter and it's only been up for about a day. I was happy to add my name to it.


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Reply An open letter to President Obama: Get real about climate change, block the Keystone XL Pipeline (Original post)
limpyhobbler Jan 2013 OP
patrice Jan 2013 #1
Berlum Jan 2013 #2
GentryDixon Jan 2013 #3
woo me with science Jan 2013 #4
limpyhobbler Jan 2013 #5
Egalitarian Thug Jan 2013 #6
grntuscarora Jan 2013 #7
pampango Jan 2013 #8

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:13 PM

1. K&R & love! CREDO!

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:17 PM

2. k and r

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:40 PM

3. I called the White House

about this yesterday. I specifically mentioned the Wind River Valley in Wyoming (think Louis L'Amour).

This region is part of my heritage. My sister is buried in Lander, which is part of this entire area. The devastation that has been wrought upon his valley in my lifetime is heartbreaking.

There are double & triple rigs running day and night. The homeowners cannot even use their water supply because it is so contaminated with the poison and leeched gases from the fracking to get to the natural gas. They can strike a match from their water tap and create a fire.

What in the world are we doing to our planet? It makes me sick to think where we are headed if we continue this path.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:19 PM

5. bump

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:30 PM

6. K&R The first step to solving a problem is to understand that you have a problem.

 

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:37 PM

7. K&R

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:35 PM

8. And push a carbon tax and international cooperation. n/t

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