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Thank You!

On March 2nd, over 1,000 people came out to tell President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject the northern leg of Keystone XL. Thank you to everyone who attended or supported us from afar. 

Check out our Flickr set for the best photos from the day. 

Keep an eye on our Press page to see the media coverage from the action. 


Statement by James Hansen on XL Dissent

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While speaking at the University of Oregon Law Conference on March 1st, James Hansen made the following statement about XL Dissent. “These people who are willing to put themselves on the line are real heros because our leaders do not understand the importance of this. For them to rule that there’s no environmental impact is pure scientific garbage.

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Nick Wozniak: “All of the Above” Is Not An Option

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President Barack Obama’s energy policy is an “all of the above plan”, and given the right audience he has been more than willing to brag about all the fossil fuel development his administration has fostered. This is the president that triumphantly declared to applause lines in Cushing Oklahoma in 2012 that, “under my administration, America is producing more oil today than at any time in the last eight years.” Therefore his flirtation with approval of the calamitous XL Keystone pipeline should come as no surprise.

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Statements of Solidarity from The Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth and Hip Hop Caucus

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Thank you to the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth and The Hip Hop Caucus for your statements of solidarity with XL Dissent!Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement: “All Americans deserve to live safe and healthy lives that aren’t shadowed by worsening superstorms, droughts, floods, and wildfires brought on by dirty fossil fuels.

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Faith Meckley: Are You Doing Enough?

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August 12th, 2013 was the first time I risked arrest — it was to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline. I left at four in the morning and drove about six hours to Maryland, just outside of D.C., and pulled into a total stranger’s driveway. I sat on the trunk of my car, waiting for him to get home from church, hoping the neighbors wouldn’t get alarmed and call the police in the meantime.

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