We have lots of friends who haven’t weighed in on the massive tar sands pipeline project proposed by TransCanada, and supported by the Canadian government and the big oil companies.
But here at Beloved Planet, we’ve cared about this pretty much from the beginning. Over the long struggle, we’ve:
- Testified at U.S. State Department hearings against KXL from a gospel perspective, and publicized other testimony, including from a leading U.S. Army general;
- Publicized the EPA’s critique of the State Department’s white-washed environmental impact statement, and wrote our own as well;
- Examined the facts behind industry-funded ads promising fanciful job creation, and debunked the oil industry PR campaign;
- Visited the White House numerous times to express a creation-care perspective on KXL: with 50,000 friends earlier this year; surrounding the White House last year with another large gathering of protesters; and joining more than 1,200 others carted off to Washington’s jails for peaceful dissent.
And now, we’re getting down to decision time. Our friends at 350.org have put together a great little video on Keystone, Canada’s last-ditch effort to override American opposition, and what we can still do to protect the creation from tar sands pollution:
Here’s the two-minute video. Take a look, and help us take action, one last time: