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Last spring, President Obama made a special trip on Air Force One to the “Pipeline Crossroads of the World” to call for fast-track approval of the southern (OK-TX) leg of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Sign this petition to tell President Obama to stop Keystone XL in its entirety. This means not only denying TransCanada a presidential permit to build the northern leg of their tar sands pipeline, but using his presidential powers to immediately halt construction of the southern leg of Keystone XL in Texas and Oklahoma.

If the southern leg of TransCanada’s pipeline is allowed to be completed, the fuse to the tar sands "carbon bomb" will be lit.

By signing this petition your name will be added to the comments below and sent to President Obama.

Show your solidarity with the landowners and activists fighting this pipeline by signing this petition today.

 

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Endorsing Organizations: Tom Weis, Lt. Dan Choi, Indigenous Environmental Network, Calhoun County Resource WatchNacSTOP, San Antonio Bay Waterkeeper, Texas Injured Workers, CODEPINK, Pineywoods Sierra Club, Arctic Voices, Citizens Climate Lobby, EarthAction, 2020 Action, Tantoo Cr Cardinal, Tar Sands Blockade, Conscious Global Leadership, Landowners Rights Alliance (LORA), Compassionate Earth Walk, Fast for the Earth, Highland Winds, Ed Begley, Jr., Dr. James E. Hansen, Paul Hawken, Students for Environmental Action, Julia Butterfly Hill, WilderUtopia, Lester Brown, EcoJive, Daryl Hannah, Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, The New York Green Advocate, Mariel Hemingway & Bobby Williams of The Willingway, Grassroots Environmental Education, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Franciscan Action Network, 350 Colorado, Shyla Nelson, One Earth. One Voice.Center for Biological Diversity, 350 Central Virginia, Be The Change U.S.A., Grand Riverkeeper, Michael Bishop, Randy Thompson, Julia Trigg Crawford, All Tribes, Nations and Peoples Council of Fires, The Rainbow Warrior Coalition, Burnaby Residents Opposing KinderMorgan Expansion (BROKE), Clean Energy Future OK, HIVE of Planet-Loving Activity, Bonnie Raitt, Clean Energy Action, Peaceful Uprising, Tim DeChristopher, Interfaith Moral Action on Climate, Buckeye Forest Council, Athens County Fracking Action Network, Surfers' Environmental Alliance, Jason Box, Brock Evans, Debra White Plume, Thomas Merton Center, Cherri Foytlin, Randy Hayes, The Earth First Initiative, Jews of the Earth, Marti Matsch, eGo CarShare, Dallas MoveOn Council, Harvard Ayers, 350 Boone

If your organization is interested in endorsing this petition, email Stefanie Spear at spear@ecowatch.com.

Visit EcoWatch’s KEYSTONE XL page for more related news on this topic.

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