Obama promised clean energy not a fossil fuel nightmare


Stop sucking up to your big oil buddies Mr. President.  We’ve got your number so can you try to do just one thing to protect our environment? Just one thing?  Is that too much to ask?  I mean you’re the one who said clean energy was one of your top priorities.  What happened?

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From the NRDC:

The State Department is still rushing toward approval of the disastrous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would enrich oil companies by transporting the world’s dirtiest oil 2,000 miles from Canada to Texas.

I’m writing today because the time has come to ask President Obama to intervene — before it’s too late.

Please send a message to President Obama asking him to order Secretary Clinton to kill this dangerous project.

The pipeline will drive horrific destruction of songbird habitat in the Boreal forest … rev up excessive global warming pollution … and threaten the drinking water of millions of Americans with toxic spills.

The Keystone XL is a fossil fuel nightmare — NOT the clean energy future that President Obama promised America.

The President told the American people we’d get a “robust review” of the tar sands pipeline, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not delivered it.

We’re not surprised. A robust review would reveal that this entire scheme is a boon to Big Oil and a disaster-in-the-making for everyone else. It would destroy the myth that America needs this pipeline to ensure a supply of “friendly” oil from Canada.

Bringing more of this “friendly” oil to the U.S. will destroy millions of migratory birds and their ancient forest habitat … turbo-charge global warming … raise gas prices in the Midwest … and stands to poison wildlife habitats and drinking water in the American heartland.

With friends like that, who needs enemies?

What’s worse, the tar sands pipeline will practically slam the door on a clean energy future for America. It will lock us into the dirtiest, riskiest, most destructive oil on the planet — for decades to come.

Help us prevail on President Obama before it’s too late. Ask him to order Secretary of State Clinton to deliver the full review we were promised and to reject a project that is so clearly against our national interest.

Tell the President there is no room for the world’s dirtiest oil in our clean energy future!

Frances Beinecke
Natural Resources Defense Council

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5 Responses to Obama promised clean energy not a fossil fuel nightmare

  1. jenny40 Reply

    August 30, 2011 at 10:51 am

    You have to wonder what happened to BHO. So many good ideas and well meaning thoughts all to go up in a puff of oil fired smoke. I swear he’s not much better than Bush when it comes to the environment.

  2. Mike Golch Reply

    August 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    whith the republican party in sontrol and in the pockets of the likes of big Oil and the coal companies, the chances of that happening are slim to forget about it.

  3. Dorothy Anderson Reply

    August 30, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Here are my comments to President Obama. Whether or not anyone will bother to read this is doubtful.


    The construction of this ecological nightmare is based on greed and pathology. It’s unconscionable. Thanks to the Big Oil cartels from Texas, California lost so much money that our state is now in bona fide depression. Is this the legacy you want to leave as president?

    As a result of the financial devastation California suffered, there is no reason to think that the nation as a whole will not suffer similarly. If the pipeline is built, what incentives would Texas Big Oil have to lower oil prices? The economic issue does not even begin to address the deleterious effects of environmental destruction.

    I shared and supported your vision of a clean energy future for America. I am horrified that your State Department is rushing headlong toward approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The pipeline would devastate the environment in both Canada and the United States from which we may never recover. This project is laying waste to the great Boreal forest, obliterating migratory bird nesting grounds, and spewing excessive global warming pollution

    By transporting the world’s dirtiest oil south to refineries in Texas, the Keystone XL will directly threaten drinking water supplies for millions of Americans while raising gas prices in the Midwest.

    Your own EPA has called the State Department’s latest review ‘environmentally objectionable.’ You must intervene and order Secretary Clinton to conduct a ‘robust review’ of the pipeline that you yourself promised the American people. That review will make crystal clear that the pipeline is in the interests of Texas oil companies, NOT national interest.

    As we move toward a more sustainable future, there is no room for the dirtiest oil on the planet. Please direct your State Department to reject the Keystone XL pipeline and pursue clean energy alternatives instead.

    This pipeline will also destroy critical farmland in the Midwest. If you do not take immediate action to stop this project and require an independent review alongside the EPA, how can your constituents ever trust you again?

  4. Milton Thornridge Reply

    August 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    President Obama is doing what he has to do. The fact is we’re not going to get away from oil until it is too rare and expensive to find and deliver.

    Switching to natural gas will cost trillions. And fracking ticks off the liberals as much or more than oil drilling. Solar and electric cars need huge government subsidies to make them affordable.

    Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. Can the libs come up with a better plan? I’d love to hear it.

    Oil is our past and future for generations to come.

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