Skip to main content

Received this e-mail today from Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D. AZ-03) regarding President Obama and the Keystone XL Pipeline:
We both know corporations have gotten a blank check long enough. Now we can do something about it. Sign my petition to tell President Obama to reject the dirty Keystone XL pipeline.

It's about more than the environment, although that's an important part of our effort. It's about ending special treatment, taking conflicts of interest seriously, and restoring public trust in government decisions. When TransCanada, Keystone's parent company, gets to handpick the contractor that writes its environmental impact assessment -- and when the State Department doesn't think that's a problem -- we know things have gone off the rails. Well, let's fix that.

Sign my petition asking President Obama to say no to Keystone once and for all. When corporations have to follow the same rules as the rest of our economy, we'll be a big step closer to the level playing field we all want.

This pipeline will carry Canadian tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico for export. It's not about creating jobs in this country -- it's about lining pockets already full of cash. That's not in the national interest and it's not how we should be doing business.

Thanks so much for all you do. Make your voice heard this year.



Click here to add your name:

Originally posted to pdc on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 01:31 PM PST.

Also republished by Climate Change SOS, Climate Hawks, The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, and Baja Arizona Kossacks.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site