We marched. We called. We emailed. And now we can celebrate.
We have just learned that after months of public input from hundreds of thousands of people like you, the Obama Administration has decided to reevaluate the environmental review of the dirty Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. This is GREAT NEWS and we should all take a moment to applaud this decision.
Take a moment to send a letter thanking President Obama for listening to the American people and putting the brakes on the dirty, dangerous Keystone XL oil pipeline proposal.
What does this mean?
Another review not only means more time to build our opposition, but gives the administration a chance to do it right. We are confident that a more thorough scientific review of the pipeline proposal and a truly public input process—free from oil company influence—will lead the administration to determine that the right decision is to reject Keystone XL outright.
This means that, for the foreseeable future, there will not be an oil pipeline threatening the extremely fragile Ogallala Aquifer and drinking water for millions, refineries in Texas will not be increasing their toxic pollution, and the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers in six states along 1700 miles of American heartland will remain secure. This decision sends a powerful signal to the tar sands industry that we will not lay down for the reckless expansion of tar sands oil.
This is a tremendous victory, and you were a part of it. Together we sent hundreds of thousands of emails, phone calls, tweets, and Facebook messages. Just this past weekend, over 12,000 people encircled the White House to send President Obama a clear message that Americans oppose tar sands.
Our message was clear and the President listened. We thank him for that.
Please send a letter today thanking the President for his leadership and applauding his decision to reevaluate the dirty Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline proposal.
Victories just feel good. Let's take a moment to enjoy it, and tomorrow we will resume our united work in fighting to protect our air, water, and planet.
Thanks for all you do to protect the environment.
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