Speak Up for Cranes on Facebook Today
from Wildlife Promise
You’ve emailed. You’ve called. You’ve written Letters to the Editor to your local papers. You’ve turned out for hearings and rallies. Now, your voice is needed again to protect wildlife from the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline by spreading the word on Facebook.
President Obama has said he will reject the Keystone XL pipeline permit, but Big Oil has responded by threatening “huge political consequences,” and some members of Congress have been scheming to fast-track this dangerous project.
The President must make a decision by February 21st–but we’re hearing an announcement could come much sooner than that.
Thanks to wildlife advocates like you, there has been a huge surge of national opposition to the Keystone XL. Now, more than ever, the President needs to know that Americans like you support him in standing strong against Big Oil and rejecting this disaster in the making.
Whooping cranes are one of the most critically endangered birds in the world, with only several hundred left in the wild.
Now, they could be placed in further peril by the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil through the same narrow migratory corridor that the cranes use each spring–putting the rivers, marshes, wetlands and streams on which they rely at risk of a toxic oil spill.
In addition, the Keystone XL pipeline would drive a massive expansion of Canada’s tar sands operations which are destroying enormous swaths of important habitat, producing lake-sized reservoirs of toxic waste, and worsening the devastating effects of global warming.