Skip to comments.Environmental groups prepare for ‘biggest climate rally in U.S. history’ . . .
Posted on 02/15/2013 6:31:45 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
A large global warming protest with a very Canadian connection is scheduled for Sunday February 17th at the White House.
The protest, organized by the Sierra Club and 350.org, is being dubbed as the biggest climate rally in U.S. history and is meant to encourage President Obama to veto the construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from northern Alberta down to the Gulf of Mexico.
In a telephone interview with Yahoo! Canada News, 350.org's Daniel Kessler said that he is expecting tens of thousands of people including "several groups" from Canada.
Obama is expected to make a decision about the fate of the pipeline within the next two to three months but at this point no one seems quite sure which way he's leaning. During his State of Union address, on Tuesday, the President emphasized his commitment to battling climate change but also touched on the need build energy infrastructure.
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Perfect weather for an asteroid strike.
Mau-Maus are out again...
The Million Dork March.
They’ll all arrive in their new SUV’s from all over the country. Irony at it’s finest!!
So, Darryl Hannah will get arrested again for the cameras and we’ll get to see her on all the stations again for 2 days. Yay.
Just getting warmed up for the upcoming Occupy season?
This is evidence that the so-called environmentalists are slowly losing.
They should publicly recognize their real leaders, carry posters promoting the Rockefeller Foundation, and just be done with it already.
large rallies by leftists are always bad for the environment
Yeah, I wonder how much litter they’ll leave behind?
Imported protestors don’t count. If they come here and protest, they should be forever excluded from returning to America.
Well, if these self-righteous asshats REALLY cared about their/our uh......emissions, they would and should do the honorable thing and take their sorry asses out of the equation. Short of that, yes, an “ass-teroid” strike would work just fine. Of course they’ll be dressed in all the latest patagonia, columbia and REI gear to keep themselves warm after flying and driving to the “event”. Guess they didn’t get the memo that hussein will NOT be in town and mochelle antoinette will be in Aspen so the ONE who “threatens” to do something about the climate IS doing something about it. Building his carbon footprint to be almost as big as algore’s. I’m getting lot more intolerant of these clowns. Kind of like seeing the high price luxury cars in the million $$$$+ mansions at Lake Tahoe with the “Keep Tahoe Blue” stickers on them. Radical left wing extremist demokkkrats. Gotta love ‘em. NOT!
Million Misanthrope March
kat litter for liberals
So the Gov finds a way to meant the requirements Obama put out and now they want to “encourage President Obama to veto the construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline “.............. How ultra left of them...set a bench mark and then keep moving it!
and their private jets
Residents gear up for climate rally
By kelly servick
Santa Cruz Sentinel
ANTA CRUZ — Demonstrators with ties to Santa Cruz County will assemble Sunday to urge President Obama to combat climate change.
Some will go to the National Mall in the hope Obama will deny a construction permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline while others will hold their own demonstrations locally.
Under scrutiny is the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline that would connect oil sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Texas.
Corralitos residents Nancy Faulstich and Ken Konviser are rallying close to home. The couple is planning a demonstration at the Watsonville Plaza for 3 p.m. Sunday to coincide with the Washington event.
“I want to do something small and local,” said Faulstich, “even if it’s me a few of my friends and family out there.” While Faulstich personally opposes the Keystone XL Pipeline, she said she wants this event to call attention to the broader issues of climate change and energy policy.
The proposed pipeline will the be the focus of Sunday’s “Forward on Climate” rally in Washington, staged by the environmental organization 350.org. While supporters of the pipeline argue that the project would support energy independence and create U.S. jobs, opponents are concerned that it will mean continued reliance on fossil fuel and more greenhouse gas emissions.
John Pearse, an evolutionary biologist and retired UC Santa Cruz professor, plans to attend the Washington rally. As former president of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Pearse wrote an open letter to President Obama this month, signed by 18 of the society’s past and current presidents. The letter asked Obama to deny Canadian oil firm TransCanada’s pending permit request.
Extracting the petroleum that saturates the sand in Alberta’s oil region is difficult, expensive and damaging to the environment, Pearse said. “This is going to desperate means to continue to get oil for energy.”
Michael Levy of Santa Cruz will also make the trip to Washington. Through the local organization Transition Santa Cruz, which focuses on promoting a “post-fossil fuel economy,” Levy has assembled a group of five to display a sign on the Mall. “It’s sort of drawing a line in the sand and saying, ‘We can’t keep on destroying more and more of our earth in order to keep this oil addiction going,’” Levy said.
In January 2012, the Obama administration rejected TransCanada’s original permit request, saying it needed more time to assess the project’s impact. The State Department is expected to release a decision by June.
Corralitos’ Faulstich and Konviser, who both work for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, said they would like to form a broader coalition to raise awareness about climate change. “We just feel it’s important for our future,” said Konviser, “[and] for our students’ futures.”
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