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A little over a year ago, I did all I could to get President Obama to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline from going forward. Along with 1,252 others, I got arrested at the White House, and spent 3 days in Washington DC jails. As it turns out, our action had a huge impact! Obama delayed approval of the pipeline – saying he would take it up after the 2012 election. The nation learned of the risks to us and our children if we tap into the Canadian tar sands – the second largest carbon bomb on earth. And in part thanks to our action, the Keystone XL Pipeline, the Canadian Tar Sands and climate change are now household words.
Now it’s time to bring the most critical moral issue of our generation to the other Presidential candidate – Governor Romney.
I’m inviting you to join me, Bill McKibben, and who knows how many others on Friday, September 28 at 10:30am as we deliver tens of thousands of signatures on a climate change petition to Romney Headquarters in Boston (585 Commercial Street). Click here to sign up to deliver the petitions.
Bill and the 350 crew will bring the boxes of signatures. I’m inviting you to bring your signs, your voices, and your friends. We’ll be asking Governor Romney to clearly articulate his plan for addressing the most urgent issue facing humanity. In Romney’s 21 page energy plan are promises to the fossil fuel industry for nearly everything on its wish list – more fracking, more oil drilling, and more freedom to pollute. What the plan doesn’t have is a single mention of climate change. Romney has said that on Day 1 of his administration he would approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring 900,000 barrels of the world’s dirtiest oil, tar sands crude from Canada, down through the US for export.
Our generation is the first generation to foresee and the final generation with an opportunity to forestall the most devastating effects of climate change. Join me as we stand up and deliver on behalf of all things alive today and those yet to be born.
Jim Antal is a denominational leader, activist and public theologian. He led the 360 churches of the Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ from 2006 to his retirement in 2018. An environmental activist from the first Earth Day in 1970, ...