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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Obama and Keystone

Earlier today, President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline -- another in a growing list of strong moves to fight climate change.

Climate change deniers aka stupid Obama haters and brain dead tea baggers and their polluter allies have fought him every step of the way, and they've already said they'll fight as hard as they can on this too.

Will you stand with the President and fight for actions like this to take on climate change?

The Keystone XL pipeline was a risky plan to transport oil from the Canadian Tar Sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast.

Not only would it have made climate change worse, it would have added to the risk of dangerous spills in our heartland. The risk just isn't worth the reward -- because most of the oil would be exported to the world market, it wouldn't have put much of a dent in gas prices or made us more energy independent. And big claims about job creation just never added up.

As the President said this morning, the time to act on climate change is now. Not later, not someday, but right here right now -- and we can do it while creating jobs, saving money, and growing our economy.

We can reduce energy prices and create jobs by supporting the switch to clean energy. Wind and solar power have tripled in the last few years, costs are falling fast, and these booming industries provide hundreds of thousands of Americans with good paychecks. Real infrastructure investments from Congress wouldn't hurt, either. 

President Obama has been fighting hard to stop climate change. Despite constant opposition from climate change deniers and their powerful polluter allies, we've made a lot of progress -- through investments in clean energy, a groundbreaking plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, and through international agreements with big developing countries like China and India.

There's still a long way to go in this fight. But we can win it -- if everyone who believes in a cleaner, safer future stands up for what they believe.

Stand with President Obama and add your name to join the fight against climate change:

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