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.
-------- 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.
Executive Director, NWF Action Fund
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