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Forum Post: Beyond Keystone pipeline. More fun to participate in from the Sierra Club.

Posted 10 years ago on Jan. 25, 2012, 11:14 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN
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More fun to share from the Sierra Club.


Dear Dan,

Lose the Bad and the Ugly.

Tell Congress to Improve the State of the Union, and Invest in Clean, Renewable Energy.

Take Action! Take Action!

Last night's State of the Union address and Republican responses brought us the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

The Good: President Obama doubled down on clean energy like wind and solar -- and on creating incentives for clean energy growth and job creation. We've got our bets on those horses too.

"I will not cede the wind or solar or battery industry to China or Germany because we refuse to make the same commitment here. We've subsidized oil companies for a century. That's long enough."

The Bad: During Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels' Republican response, he did not see eye-to-eye with us on the Keystone XL pipeline. Perhaps he hasn't seen the oil and gas industry's track record on spills from tar sands pipelines and the impacts on water and public health. Despite the Governor's bad feelings, the Obama Administration has already done the right thing and nixed the wrong-headed project. It was a big victory thanks to activists like you.

The Ugly: Speaking of Keystone XL, guess who Speaker of the House John Boehner invited to be his special guests at the State of the Union? The oil executives who would profit from the pipeline1!

An investigation by Media Matters2 found, in addition to taking large contributions from oil companies with states in the pipeline, House Speaker Boehner has hundreds of thousands in personal financial investment in companies that would benefit directly from the building of the pipeline.

We agree with the President -- there is no good reason for continuing century-old tax cuts to wealthy oil companies while stalling a clean energy standard that would create a market for innovation and American jobs. It's out with the bad and ugly and in with the good. Tell Congress that we are going to keep pushing for big victories this year, and they should get on board.

Join us in using the words of the President's State of the Union to inspire real action in Congress. Will you tell Congress it is time to invest in a clean energy future?

Thanks for all that you do,

Michael Brune Executive Director Sierra Club

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"John Boehner State Of The Union Guests Include Oil Executives 'Hurt' By Keystone Decision", Huffington Post, 1/24/2012

"The Speaker's Pipe Dreams: Big Oil Investments Muddy Boehner's Message On Keystone XL", Political Correction, 1/18/2012



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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23646) 10 years ago

Thanks for posting this. There is really nothing more important than preserving Mother Earth.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 years ago

No. Thank you for taking part.

For our self preservation and our children's future.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 years ago

Unite in common cause. Hate the things that are wrong in this world. Support each-other in making things right. This is where the healing will begin.

The Government of "The People" by "The People" for "The People"

We are the 99%. Take part in "The Peoples" Lobby.

Take action. See samples of how below.

195,747 signatures so far for Bernie Sanders petition as of 10:06am central time 01/26/2012


The petition to save abandoned houses has 16 signatures. We picked one up at around 11:07am 01/16/2012. Were just rolling right along.


Now 22,063 signatures as of 10:08am central time 01/26/2012.


Here is a place where you can directly address change. Take part, it does not hurt and may very well heal/help. Forward the cause of reform and rebirth.


Sierra Club has some good things to take part in as well. Set-up and ready for you to take part in. http://sierraclub.org/

Take a shot at Coal: Tell them to clean up their act. Continue to fight for our lives and our world.


[-] 0 points by Carlitini99 (-167) 10 years ago

Maybe you can respond to me on your wind powered PC.