April 26th: Thousands Will join to Stand Together for a Final Message “The Keystone XL Pipeline and the Tar Sands Must be Rejected — for Now and Future Generations.”

April 26th: Thousands Will join to Stand Together for a Final Message “The Keystone XL Pipeline and the Tar Sands Must be Rejected — for Now and Future Generations.”

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Beginning on April 22nd, a group of ranchers, farmers and tribal communities from along the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route, called the Cowboy Indian Alliance, will ride into Washington DC and set up camp near the White House to tell President Obama to reject the pipeline.

The proposed 1,179-mile crude oil pipeline would begin in Alberta, Canada extend to Steele City, Nebraska and then move onward to refineries on the Gulf Coast.  Environmental groups point out that the pipeline encourages the use of the “dirtiest” variety of fossil fuels, rather than a move to renewable energies and that any spills from the viscous tar sands oil the pipeline would transport could prove impossible to clean up.  They also point out that the Pipeline, once built, would require as little as 35 long-term jobs to maintain, and would transport crude destined for overseas markets.

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