Please sign our petition urging President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Harper to stay true to his goal of a clean energy economy and call for regulation of tar sands as part of any climate agreement with Canada.
Sign Our Petition to Urge President Obama to Address Tar Sands

President Obama will travel to Canada this week on his first presidential visit abroad where he faces pressure to support Canadian production of tar sands oil, considered the dirtiest energy project on earth.

Please sign our petition urging President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Harper to stay true to the goal of a clean energy economy and ensure tar sands are not exempted from any climate agreement with Canada.

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Dear President Obama and Prime Minister Harper:

When you meet in Ottawa, I urge your leadership on stimulating the economy by moving aggressively on green energy and transportation solutions that curb global warming. The future we want means moving away from trade in dirty fuels and towards solutions such as a low carbon fuel standard, electric cars, public transportation, energy efficiency, and wind and solar power.

Tar sands development is a step backwards. It has been called the most destructive project on earth because of the excessive global warming pollution it produces, the way its toxic mining operations devastate the Boreal forest, and its violations of human rights and health.

Both the U.S. and Canada have vast potential in clean energy and green economic solutions. Let's build a relationship between the two countries on the foundation of hope for the future, and not on the short-sighted sale of dirty tar sands oil.

Sincerely,

[Your name]
[Your address]



For more information on the tar sands:

Find out more about the tar sands Sierra Club Tar Sands Fact Sheet

Media Articles:

Find out more about the tar sands Sierra Club Press Release on President Obama's trip

Find out more about the tar sands New York Times article on tar sands issue

Find out more about the tar sands New Yorker Magazine article on the issue

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