The Dernogalizer

July 24, 2009

Action Alert: Tell Clinton not to Exploit Tar Sands

Filed under: Energy/Climate,National Politics — Matt Dernoga @ 3:08 pm
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A few months ago, I wrote a column about the hypocrisy of the Obama Administration in moving towards a deal with Canada were we import oil from their tar sands.  This form of producing oil i ts about as dirty as it gets.  Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is now faced with the decision of signing off on an oil pipeline between the two countries that would the transport the tar sands oil to the US.  Some youth activists staged a protest outside of the State Department calling on Secretary Clinton to deny the pipeline.  Now obviously this decision rests in the President, but Clinton’s opinion goes a long way.  I’d suggest reading more about it from the link above, but below are actions they have listed which you can take to affect this decision.

What you can do:
Call the US State Department at (202) 647-4000 and ask for Secretary Clinton’s representative and ask her to turn down the Clipper Pipeline and say no to dirty energy expansion.

Then post to your facebook wall or tweet: I just called Clinton asking her to stop prevent a dirty #oilsands pipeline into the US.

Enbridge wants to build a 1,000-mile pipeline to transport crude oil from the Alberta Oil Sands to Superior, Wisconsin. The 36-inch Alberta Clipper Pipeline would carry up to 450,000 barrels of crude oil a day from Hardisty, Alberta (Canada) to refineries in the United States — primarily in the Midwest.

Graphic: Minnesota Public Radio/Enbridge.

In the United States, the Alberta Clipper Pipeline would extend 326 miles from the U.S.-Canadian border near Neche, North Dakota across northern Minnesota to an Enbridge terminal in Superior, Wisconsin.

For more information on action to stop oil sands, check out and the Indigenous Environmental Network

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