Obama policy on oil imports can hurt ...

Obama policy on oil imports can hurt Sask

There are 14 comments on the The StarPhoenix story from Apr 5, 2011, titled Obama policy on oil imports can hurt Sask. In it, The StarPhoenix reports that:

It may have been a simple pre-election ploy or an attempt to avoid criticism for high gas prices in the upcoming travel season, but President Barack Obama's recent speech on reducing oil use will have far-reaching consequences.

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Toronto, Canada

#1 Apr 9, 2011
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Toronto, Canada

#2 May 8, 2011
nobody

Milton, Canada

#3 Jun 7, 2011
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Toronto, Canada

#4 Aug 28, 2011
Greetings friends and neighbours !

As early as this September, US President Barack Obama will decide whether or not to light a fuse to the largest carbon bomb in North America. That bomb,

as you might have guessed, is the massive tar sands of northern Alberta - and the fuse is the 2,500-kilometre Keystone XL Pipeline that would transport the world’s dirtiest oil all the way to Texas.

If built, the Keystone XL Pipeline will create a climate and pollution horror beyond description, locking North America into a future of planet-warming energy dependency.

NASA’s Dr. James Hansen – one of the world’s foremost climate scientists – says that full exploitation of Alberta’s tar sands would be “game over” for efforts to successfully confront our climate crisis.

So, from August 20th to September 3rd, thousands of Americans (and some Canadians) including author and climate activist Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein and Dr. Hansen – will be at the White House in Washington, day after day, to demand that President Obama reject this dangerous tar sands pipeline project.

Given the high stakes, many protestors will engage in peaceful civil disobedience to make their voices heard.

We strongly believe that stopping Keystone XL is a must, so very early tomorrow, we’re off to join our American friends at the White House to urge President Obama to say NO to this pipeline.

You can read more about this event, and background to the proposed pipeline, at Tar Sands Action

http://www.tarsandsaction.org/

HOW YOU CAN HELP!
• Come to Washington! You have until September 3rd to take part...

• Send a letter to your MP on this side of the border to stop Keystone XL.

There is an excellent letter to President Obama drafted by the Tar Sands Action organizers, which can easily be altered to make it “Canadian”:

http://www.tarsandsaction.org/spread-the-word...

You can find your MP’s name, address, email, phone/fax at this website:

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Compilations/H...

• Donate to get people most affected by Keystone XL and the Tar Sands to Washington – even $10 or $20 would be great!

The biggest burden of the Keystone XL pipeline (if built) and the tar sands inevitably fall on people in Canada and the US with the fewest resources to successfully fight these developments.

Communities all along the pipeline route - from First Nations in northern Alberta, to rural farmers in the US Midwest, to working class neighborhoods on the Gulf Coast of Texas - face the biggest threats from toxic pollution this pipeline would carry.

Knowing the huge challenges these people face, organizers of the Washington event are doing their best to make sure that many of these people have a chance to make their voices heard from August 20-September 3.

For some of them, this may be the last, best chance to defend their homes and communities from this enormous – and enormously dangerous – Keystone XL development. A donation of any amount would be much appreciated!

We’ll let you know what happens in Washington.
All the best,
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Toronto, Canada

#5 Sep 6, 2011
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Toronto, Canada

#6 Oct 16, 2011
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Flipper

Toronto, Canada

#7 Jan 15, 2012
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#8 Jan 16, 2012
2pm, Monday, January 16, 2012:
RE: Obama policy on oil imports can hurt Sask
..... There is such a thing as INSURANCE of very many possible accidental and intentionally-caused mishaps/problems. Based on past experiences with similar pipelines, the premiums payable by all beneficiaries of that project would be quite high, and if too high then no-go. Otherwise go!
Ray

Milton, Canada

#9 Jan 18, 2012
Sean

Toronto, Canada

#10 Feb 3, 2012
BasicSalt

United States

#11 Feb 3, 2012
QUITTNER wrote:
2pm, Monday, January 16, 2012:
RE: Obama policy on oil imports can hurt Sask
..... There is such a thing as INSURANCE of very many possible accidental and intentionally-caused mishaps/problems. Based on past experiences with similar pipelines, the premiums payable by all beneficiaries of that project would be quite high, and if too high then no-go. Otherwise go!
You think insurance will remove the slimy oil from your drinking water for the next 100 years after a massive spill ??
Bobby

Toronto, Canada

#12 Mar 1, 2012
Jade

Toronto, Canada

#13 Mar 4, 2012
John

Toronto, Canada

#14 Sep 19, 2013

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