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RE: [vegan-386] Fwd: Caribou Too Important to Ignore

From: Karen J.
Sent on: Saturday, March 9, 2013 3:55 PM
DONE! Thank you!

"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

 


On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 1:43 PM, Ben Martin wrote:

    
    I think that stopping this pipeline and tar sands development is     vital to saving animals in Canada, the US and all over the world so     please support this effort and sign this petition.

Ben Martin
   

-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Caribou Too Important to Ignore Date: Sat, 9 Mar[masked]:00:59 -0600 (CST) From: Sue Brown, NWF Action Fund <c+[address removed]>Reply-To: Sue Brown, NWF Action Fund <[address removed]>Organization: National Wildlife Federation To: [address removed]

National Wildlife Federation Action Fund

 
Don't                             Let Caribou Be Ignored
Dear Benjamin ,

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.


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.


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.


Thanks for all you do to                   protect wildlife.

Sincerely,

Sue Brown
Executive Director, NWF Action Fund
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