Forward on Climate March, Feb 17, 2013, Washington D.C. Indigenous Environmental Network joining with 350.org, Sierra Club, and HipHop Caucus to send a message to President Obama to deny the Keystone XL Pipeline and to help us to transition to sustainable and renewable sources of energy. Photo Credit: Jenna Pope

IF you haven’t sent your comments – NOW is the time. Monday, April 22nd, EARTH DAY, is the last day!

The Indigenous Environmental Network is asking for supporters to voice their opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline by sending their comments to the U.S. State Department by the deadline.

Once again with one voice, as 40,000 of us did on February 17th, we are calling on President Barrack Obama to reject this dangerous project and continue moving our nation toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy production.

Given the substantial documentation proving the devastation of the environment, ecosystem, water, air, and more recently the health of the indigenous peoples living in the national sacrifice zone of the tar sands, the Obama administration could be making a decision that will directly affect the health and future of the Dene, Cree and Metis’ First Nations people.

Please take a moment to fill in the petition information below and edit the letter provided as you see fit.

We have provided more information below the petition section to help you edit the comment email below. These highlights more reasons the Keystone XL and the tar sands are bad for our environment, our people, our economy, and our collective futures.

We have included many reasons in the sample letter why this pipeline should not be built – but these are not the only ones – So Please, Include YOUR Thoughts and reasons this pipeline should NOT be approved. We also ask you to share this petition with your family, friends, neighbors and social networks.


MONDAY- April 22 is the Deadline for public input.

It is vital that your comments are counted!


“On March 11, 2010, the NEB issued its Reasons for Decision granting Keystone’s application. The NEB’s Reasons for Decision included an Environmental Screening Report (ESR) that was prepared to meet the requirements of Canadian Environmental Assessment Act for the Canadian portion of the proposed Keystone XL Project. The ESR concluded that implementation of the proposed Keystone XL Project in Canada would not likely result in significant adverse environmental effects with incorporation of Keystone’s proposed measures to avoid or minimize impacts and with Keystone’s acceptance of the NEB’s regulatory requirements and recommended conditions attached to the ESR.”

This assessment above comes from government and its agencies that continue to, pass legislation to avoid accountability for the elevated emissions and devastating health effects suffered by communities downstream of the tar sands. These are also the same governmental people who have continually denounced hundreds of scientists, armed with irrefutable evidence, that the tar sands are the most carbon intensive project on the planet and will rapidly accelerate global climate change beyond the tipping point, if not stopped.

More information can be found on the tar sands and climate justice on this site and on the Indigenous Environmental Network’s Facebook Page.

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