Last week, the Obama
administration released a draft environmental review
of the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.
But the review is woefully inadequate, ignoring the
massive impacts from tar sands operations in Canada
that are destroying boreal forest and pushing
entire herds of woodland caribou to extinction.
Speak up for caribou—urge
the Obama administration to conduct a thorough
final review of the Keystone XL tar sands oil
If Big Oil executives get their way, the Keystone XL
pipeline would drive the expansion of tar sands
development in Canada, which is turning what remains
of caribou habitat into an industrial wasteland of
open-pit mines, smokestacks, and toxic waste ponds. If
development continues unchecked, some caribou herds in
the tar sands region could disappear in as
little as 30 years.
In addition to caribou facing a bleak future from the
exploitation of tar sands oil in their habitat,
Keystone XL would accelerate the global climate crisis
that is melting sea ice for polar bears in
the Arctic. What's more, the pipeline would
threaten critically endangered whooping cranes
with toxic oil spills in their rivers and wetlands.
Protect caribou from Big Oil
by telling the Obama administration to address
Keystone XL's severe effects on wildlife, habitat
and climate change.
Fortunately, the environmental review is still in
draft form. We have a critical opportunity right now
to make sure the harmful effects on wildlife, habitat,
and climate change are included in the final review,
before President Obama makes his ultimate decision on
whether to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built.
Last month, more than 40,000 people gathered in our
nation's capital to urge President Obama to stop the
Keystone XL pipeline and move forward on curbing
climate change—but we can't stop there!
Time is running out and your voice is critical today
to shine the spotlight on the alarming impacts from
tar sands to caribou and many more wildlife.
Keep up the fight for
caribou by sending a message to the Obama
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Executive Director, NWF Action Fund
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