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Deadline Friday: Tell Pres. Obama and Sec. Kerry to reject Keystone XL

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    Deadline Friday: Tell Pres. Obama and Sec. Kerry to reject Keystone XL

    We know that the Keystone XL pipeline will help lead to "game over for the climate," by helping to unlock the carbon bomb of the Alberta tar sands. But it just got a lot more important to tell Secretary Kerry and President Obama that Keystone XL pipeline is not in our national interest.

    Last week, we moved one big step closer to a final decision when the State Department Inspector General gave the seal of approval to the State Department's oil-industry written, sham environmental analysis - turning a blind eye to the clear conflict of interest of allowing TransCanada to not only pick the contractor who wrote the report.

    While the flawed environmental analysis clearly shows that Keystone XL has a significant impact on climate change pollution,1 many are speculating that the report gives Secretary Kerry and President Obama room to go either way in their final decision.

    This Friday is the deadline for the final public comment period on Keystone XL. This is our last opportunity to officially weigh in on Keystone XL before President Obama's final decision. Please take action now.

    Deadline Friday: Tell President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject Keystone XL. Submit a comment now.

    Keystone XL has become a watershed test to determine if President Obama and Secretary Kerry's action on climate change will match their increasingly strong rhetoric.

    We don't know how they're going to decide. But we know that their words are not enough. We know that the president and Secretary of State simply can't lead on climate as long as they are giving the green light to foreign oil companies to double down on extraction of the very dirtiest kinds of fossil fuel, at our nation's expense.

    And we know that they are going to make a final decision soon. President Obama recently told Governors gathered at the White House that he expected a decision in the coming months, the first time he has committed to a substantive timeline.2

    Deadline Friday: Tell President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject Keystone XL. Submit a comment now.

    1. "Keystone XL will significantly increase oil industry investment in the tar sands," NRDC, 2/11/14

    2. "Obama to decide on Keystone pipeline within months, governors say," LA Times, 2/24/14