President Obama will be attending a fundraiser in Miami this afternoon, and activists will be right outside to remind him of his climate promises and call on him to reject Keystone XL and tar sands expansion. President Obama has set a climate test for the pipeline, saying that he would only approve it “if this project doesn’t significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution.” As the State Department nears completion of its environmental impact statement on the pipeline, the fight over the pipeline has intensified. State’s draft report erroneously concluded that the pipeline would have no impact on the climate, but independent analysis by the fossil fuel industry, climate scientists, and the EPA shows that the pipeline certainly fails the President’s test. Based on his own criteria, concerned observers expect the President to reject the pipeline, and they’ll be there in force today to call on him to do just that.
What: Miami tells Obama: No KXL! No tar sands!
Who: Activists from 350.org and Center for Biological Diversity
Where: The group will gather at 3502 Alhambra Cir Coral Gables, FL 33134-6214
When: TODAY, November 8, at 4:30 PM ET
Questions: Contact Valerie Love or Jim Harper
Visuals: A crowd will rally with signs and banners
Documentation of the ongoing grassroots campaign to urge President Obama to move forward on climate and reject Keystone is available here: http://organizing-for-our-future.tumblr.com/