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Forum Post: Stop back door crime by Keystone and local government,

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 28, 2012, 11:50 a.m. EST by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN
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They are having a tough time trying to buy their way in through the front door so they are trying to be sly and buy the road through the back door then shout victory fait accompli we have the road now we just need your approval.

What sly manipulation and use of corruption.

Don't let them do it. Sign the petition and circulate it for others to do the same.

http://www.change.org/petitions/protect-my-land-from-oil-giant-transcanada?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&me=aa&alert_id=rsufXsZmbv_pwLSSkTCTD

Dear Dan,

The problem: Massive oil company TransCanada is threatening to use eminent domain to seize Julia Trigg’s Texas family farm -- and build the Keystone XL pipeline right through it.

The hero: Julia Trigg is fighting back, and calling on senior Texas officials to help protect the farm that’s been in her family since 1948.

The other hero: You! Sign Julia Trigg’s petition now. A huge showing will generate media pressure on Governor Perry and Senators Cornyn and Hutchinson to stand up for the property rights of Texans against a foreign oil company.


Here's a lot more info about Julia Trigg’s fight. And you can read more about it on her petition, too.

Julia Trigg owns a farm in Direct, Texas that’s been in her family since 1948. But now her family legacy, and the health of her entire community, are in danger: Canadian oil giant TransCanada is trying to seize part of her property to build a massive pipeline through her farm.

TransCanada is the company behind the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline that would transport oil from Canada to Texas, a plan rejected by President Obama in January. But TransCanada is trying to move forward with the pipeline -- sidestepping the President’s decision and ignoring global protest.

Julia Trigg’s farm is standing in TransCanada’s way, and she’s asking for help from the very top of the Lone Star State to stand up to the mega-company. She started a petition on Change.org asking for Texas Governor Rick Perry and her senators to tell TransCanada it can’t have Julia Trigg’s farm.

Click here to sign Julia Trigg's petition calling on Texas Governor Rick Perry and Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchinson to protect her farm and the rights of American landowners.

Experts say TransCanada's proposed pipeline would expose tens of millions of people to hazardous risks when the pipeline leaks. The company’s other pipeline has sprung leaks more than a dozen times already. If TransCanada pushes the pipeline through, clean drinking water for 1 million Midwesterners and 60 counties in Texas would be at risk.

If TransCanada is allowed to dismiss the legal authority of American landowners and Texas courts, the precedent is clear: other family farms along the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline could be in jeopardy.


SEE ALSO


Keystone petition from Credo: http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=5537115&id=35771-4904244-GZ7Xfex&t=6

This is what I said. What will you say?

Bring down the hammer. Stop the backdoor crime being committed by Keystone and local USA governments to use eminent domain to steal a right of to the gulf. This is criminal corruption of the system. To get what you want by any means. This is another blatant example of criminal action taken and supported. Why do you think that a growing portion of the population is starting to openly descent against Federal and Local Government. It is due to such abuses as this. Want to see a prosperous new year in office in 2012? With the country on a fast track back to health? Then start backing the people and force government to honor their oath of office.


This is where we should be going: Green Energy we have the technology we just need to use it. This is what I am talking about. A clean future to be implemented NOW!

http://www.hopewellproject.org/

http://ecat.com/

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/12/ff_new_nukes/all/1

FuelCell Energy http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/news/progress_alerts.cfm/pa_id=600

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[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4464) 2 years ago

Hi DKA, Signed. Will also forward. Thank you for your effort. Best Regards

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Thanks Nevada1, I can always count on you to take direct action when it is available.

[-] 2 points by SayNO2GovInc (99) 2 years ago

Signed and sharing! We need a HUGE showing on this because it is up to us to stop this. This is an excellent chance for People to show OUR POWER!
I sincerely hope the representatives will help but we can not count on them to do it. Take a hard lesson learned from BP's oil in the Gulf of Mexico, Our government has protected BP [a FOREIGN corporation] throughout the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. BP's OIL IS STILL LEAKING and the Dispersant COREXIT IS POISON... WHERE ARE THE GOVERNMENT WARNINGS?! I hear them say "LET THEM EAT POISON" Our President telling us it's safe to swim in the [TOXIC] Gulf water and eat its [POISONED] seafood... DO NOT! Do you see where their priorities lie? A FOREIGN CORPORATION! Not with us... so it is up to us.

I will stand with my People!

'The Gulf of Mexico is NOT Safe, IT IS DYING!' - http://saynotocorporateamerica.blogspot.com/2011/02/gulf-of-mexico-is-not-safe-it-is-dying.html

SOLUTIONS EXIST... THEY WON'T COME FROM THOSE WHO DELIVER THE PROBLEM. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, GET SOME ENERGY KNOWLEDGE FOR POWER! 'EXPOSE THE ENERGY LIE AND SUPPRESSION OF TECHNOLOGY' http://saynotocorporateamerica.blogspot.com/2012/02/expose-energy-lies-and-supression-of.html

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4464) 2 years ago

Great Post

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4464) 2 years ago

Everyone needs to see this thread.

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Thanks for your support.

Everyone does need to see.

Then take part,

We move forward - Together.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4464) 2 years ago

Yes, Forward!

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Gaining momentum.----------->

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4464) 2 years ago

Yes

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I absolutely love it. We are "SO" going forward.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4464) 2 years ago

Will keep the posts they hate most, at the top.

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

That is where we are hitting gold anyhow. Thanks.

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[-] -2 points by teddy99 (-5) 2 years ago

would you be ok, if they were building wind turbines on her farm?

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yep - If she was.

Wind turbines will not pollute the land.

I have seen farms - Co-op wind turbines - in harmony on farm land - crops planted - wind generating electricity - Farmer and community profiting.

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[-] -2 points by SatanRepublican (136) 2 years ago

Well, in general, if you are selling, I ain't buying.

Regardless, if the Trigg slut* is too stupid to live in the only state of the union that has no problem with alloidal titles, then that's all you need to know.

Just one liberty lover in TX could stop what Corrupt and Morally Bankrupt Rick will surely profit from greatly, selling the slut* out.

He sure did well with that Nuke Dump crony deal down there!

*she is a stupid slut if she doesn't have a land patent or alloidal title.

[-] -2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Signed and forwarded!!!

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Thank you. I know I can always count on you to participate in a positive and responsible manner.

Positive direct action Folks.

You are invited to share.

[-] -2 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

People where is your outrage?

Don't go silently into the dark!

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

The EPA can stop Keystone XL from being rubber stamped.

http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=6883502&id=39720-4904244-JhOShEx&t=7

Dear Dan,

News broke Thursday that TransCanada has secretly submitted its permit application for the Southern portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline to the Army Corps of Engineers.1

The Army Corps, which has an abysmal environmental track record, could approve the project in 45 days — or sooner — unless the EPA steps in.

Tell EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson: Don't let Keystone XL get rubber stamped! Click here to automatically sign the petition.

http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=6883501&id=39720-4904244-JhOShEx&t=8

To evade meaningful review, TransCanada has has tried to break up the approval process, applying for an expedited permit for the Southern portion, which would allow the Army Corps to approve all 101 water crossings on the route between Cushing, Okla., and the Gulf Coast at once.

EPA has the power to stop this rubber stamp process, but it has to step in. We know that EPA officials have serious concerns about this expedited approval — and EPA's regional office said last fall the all-in-one permit was insufficient, given the serious threat to water and wetlands in Oklahoma and Texas.

Ultimately, all of this happens in the Obama administration, so President Obama is still the ultimate decision maker. And we know from his deeply unfortunate photo-op in TransCanada's pipe yard in Cushing, Okla., how much of an effort he is making to at least appear pro-pipeline.

But whether he and his EPA will allow 101 water crossings to be rubber stamped in one fell swoop is another matter. And we need to show strong support for the EPA officials who have already raised a red flag.

Tell EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson: Don't let Keystone XL get rubber stamped! Click here to automatically sign the petition.

http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=6883501&id=39720-4904244-JhOShEx&t=9

Meanwhile, TransCanada is also set to re-apply for the State Department for the northern portion of the pipeline as soon as today2 — the permit they were denied thanks to our activism this January.

By breaking up the pipeline TransCanada is trying to get a jump on construction, and circumvent the full approval process. But it doesn't change any of the facts on the ground. The southern route will still speed the exporting and burning of Tar Sands around the world — speeding catastrophic climate change.

The northern route will still enable Tar Sands producers to turn up the spigot on this dirty oil getting exported and burned overseas. And while TransCanada has revised the route through Nebraska, the new route still runs over the Ogallala Aquifer and runs through Nebraska's sensitive Sandhills region.

It's no surprise that we're receiving reports from Nebraska activists that the Koch Brothers are literally working with TransCanada to hoodwink Nebraskans into supporting this project, which will help the Kochs and oil companies from Saudi Arabia and Canada, while leaving us to deal with the dirty, dangerous, catastrophic mess.

But we can't stand by and let them do it. Telling the EPA to step in is the best way to build pressure right now.

Tell EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson: Don't let Keystone XL get rubber stamped! Click below to automatically sign the petition:

http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=6883501&id=39720-4904244-JhOShEx&t=10

Thanks for continuing to oppose the dangerous Keystone XL Pipeline.

Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager CREDO Action from Working Assets

http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=11&id=39720-4904244-JhOShEx&t=11

  1. "TransCanada secretly moves forward with permits for Keystone XL southern segment amid EPA Region 6's previous objections," Friends of the Earth, May 3, 2012

http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=6883503&id=39720-4904244-JhOShEx&t=12

  1. "TransCanada expected to reapply for Keystone pipeline permit as soon as Friday," Washington Post, May 3, 2012

http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=6883504&id=39720-4904244-JhOShEx&t=13

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

News broke Thursday that TransCanada has secretly submitted its permit application for the Southern portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline to the Army Corps of Engineers.1

The Army Corps, which has an abysmal environmental track record, could approve the project in 45 days — or sooner — unless the EPA steps in.

Tell EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson: Don't let Keystone XL get rubber stamped! Click here to automatically sign the petition.

http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=6883501&id=39720-4904244-JhOShEx&t=8

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

What I added to the petition letter:

With a current glut in oil gas and LNG. Why in the world would we need to approve an oil sands pipeline?

http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=6883502&id=39720-4904244-JhOShEx&t=7

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

3/03/2012 Candle Light Vigil Invitation: RSVP if you can make it and plan on attending.

http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=5538082&id=36003-4904244-oiTEFGx&t=4

This Wednesday, the Sierra Club and local groups are organizing candlelight vigils at Canadian embassies across the country to shine a spotlight on the tragedy of tar sands. Can you be there?

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[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Keystone petition from Credo: http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=5537115&id=35771-4904244-GZ7Xfex&t=6

This is what I said. What will you say?

Bring down the hammer. Stop the backdoor crime being committed by Keystone and local USA governments to use eminent domain to steal a right of to the gulf. This is criminal corruption of the system. To get what you want by any means. This is another blatant example of criminal action taken and supported. Why do you think that a growing portion of the population is starting to openly descent against Federal and Local Government. It is due to such abuses as this. Want to see a prosperous new year in office in 2012? With the country on a fast track back to health? Then start backing the people and force government to honor their oath of office.

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

3/23/2012 - update action request from Sierra Club.

http://action.sierraclub.org/site/R?i=b9xeSQZr4ajidr6O4JLwTg

Dear Dan,

Tell President Obama: We need clean energy solutions, not tar sands oil.

Stop the Pipeline President Obama’s decision to fast-track the southern piece of Keystone XL through was the wrong one. Take action today.

Take Action

America needs a clean energy future that protects clean water, public health, and the environment -- not more oil addiction and the destruction that it brings.

We were deeply disappointed in President Obama's energy speech yesterday that announced a plan to fast-track the southern piece of the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline through Texas and Oklahoma.

Tar sands oil is not the solution to our energy problems. It won't lower the price of gas, won't free us from foreign oil, and will put our land and water at further risk from spills.

President Obama listened the last time we spoke to him about Keystone XL -- so it's time for us to get his attention once again.

Tell the President: This decision is the wrong way to go. We need clean energy solutions, not dirty tar sands oil.

Green transportation options, support for electric vehicles, and more fuel-efficient automobiles will all help us break our addiction to oil. It's up to Sierra Club members and supporters like you to remind President Obama that these are the types of real solutions his administration should continue to pursue.

But fast-tracking this export pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma to Port Arthur, Texas is the wrong decision. It affects real people who have a right to keep their property, air, and water clean and safe. Raising Midwestern gas prices, helping the richest oil companies get richer, and violating the rights of landowners across Texas and Oklahoma is the wrong way to go.

Stand up against Big Oil today, and tell President Obama: Texas and Oklahoma are not sacrifice zones. We need you to fight for clean energy, not fast-track this tar sands pipeline.

Oil contributes more to climate disruption than any other fossil fuel, and tar sands oil is the dirtiest of all. It's also a threat to clean water -- the last Keystone pipeline from Canada through the U.S. averaged a spill a month in its first year. Put simply, there is no room in our clean energy future for tar sands oil.

That's why, from our headquarters to our organizers and volunteers on the ground, the Sierra Club is committed to fighting every inch of this pipeline.

Remind President Obama that he promised us clean energy, not tar sands oil and an export pipeline.

Tell the President it's time to stand up to Big Oil. We need him to reject this and other tar sands pipelines and to tell the American people the truth: This pipeline will raise gas prices in the Midwest, take landowners' property without their permission, and threaten clean water, all to provide oil to refineries that will export the finished product, not lower our gas prices. It's up to us to break this dirty cycle and remind him of his clean energy promises.

Thanks for all you do for our environment,

Michael Marx Sierra Club Beyond Oil Director

P.S. After you take action, be sure to forward this alert to your friends and colleagues.


This is what I said ( what will you say? ) :

Your decision to expedite the Keystone XL southern leg from Cushing to Port Arthur is the wrong one. It will put American families at risk and only serve to deepen our addiction to oil.

Pipelines leak, and tar sands pipelines are dirtier and more dangerous still. This particular pipeline will raise the price of fuel for Americans by $2-3.9 billion dollars a year. The decision to expedite this project will affect real people and real families who have a right to keep their property, air, and water clean and safe.

This pipeline -- all of it -- deserves a thorough, robust review to protect Americans' air, water, and health. We can't afford to hit snooze again on our nation's dangerous addiction to oil, and until you make good on your promises of clean energy, we are doomed to repeat this gas price mess over and over again. These solutions -- from green transportation to wind, solar, and new auto emissions standards -- are the ones we need.

There is no place in a clean energy future for tar sands oil, one of the dirtiest fossil fuels on earth. Do not expedite ANY portion of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Instead, please keep your promise and stand up for clean energy and transportation options that will lower gas prices by reducing our dependence on oil.

Green Tech. New industry. Massive job potential. Energy independence. This is Americas future, this is the worlds future. A healthy and prosperous World for ALL.

This is where we should be going: Green Energy we have the technology we just need to use it. This is what I am talking about. A clean future to be implemented NOW!

http://www.hopewellproject.org/

http://ecat.com/

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/12/ff_new_nukes/all/1

FuelCell Energy http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/news/progress_alerts.cfm/pa_id=600

Kick fossil fuel to the curb.

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

3/23/2012 - President is on the wrong track - Tell Him. Communication is essential. http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=5542118&id=37167-4904244-U2q%3DKmx&t=9

President Obama's speech in Cushing, OK is a slap in the face to those of us have fought Keystone XL. President Obama is touting his efforts to drill more, and expedite the southern portion of Keystone XL — although they will do nothing to reduce high gas prices. Send an email directly to the Obama Campaign demanding real leadership for our climate, not cheerleading for Keystone XL or dirty oil. Take action now! CREDO Action | more than a network, a movement.

President Obama: Stop cheerleading for Keystone XL and dirty oil.

Dear Dan,

Yesterday, President Obama took his "all of the above" energy tour to Cushing, Oklahoma — the "pipeline crossroads of the world." Standing in front of piles of TransCanada's pipeline waiting to be put in the ground,1 he issued a specific memorandum to federal agencies, not just to build, but to "expedite" the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to the refineries and shipping ports in the Gulf Coast.

He also bragged that "we are drilling all over the place, right now" and that "we've added enough new oil and gas pipeline to encircle the Earth and then some."2

Send a message to President Obama: Be a leader on climate, not a cheerleader for the disastrous Keystone XL Pipeline.

The President has unfortunately always pushed for the southern portion to be completed, even as he rejected the full Keystone XL pipeline saying he had insufficient time to evaluate it. But in issuing a memorandum to speed up that process, he's signaling a willingness to backtrack on his initial (and minimal) condition of a full review for Keystone XL.

Such a public announcement in Cushing to promote Keystone XL is a slap in the face to those of us who worked so hard to convince President Obama to reject Keystone XL in January. And it gives fuel to the cynics who said that that rejection was just an attempt to temporarily placate the environmentalists and young people who believed his campaign rhetoric about the need for real action on climate and our fossil fuel dependence.

Watching the President stand in front of the piles of pipeline, it's hard to believe this was the same President who said after the Gulf oil spill "we cannot afford not to change how we produce and use energy," or who said as a Presidential candidate, "the age of oil must end in our time."

If there was ever a clear moment to register our disappointment, this is it.

Send a message to President Obama: Be a leader on climate, not a cheerleader for the disastrous Keystone XL Pipeline.

President Obama's oil-rich, "all of the above" message is clearly a response to political pressure. His advisors think that he'll suffer at the polls if he's perceived as failing to take tough action about gas prices. And so they're working to showcase his support for Big Oil. But the "all of the above" strategy just digs us in deeper. We all know the only way to get out of the hole we're in is a dramatic shift away from more drilling and bigger pipelines and to a massive investment in renewable energy like wind and solar.

The fact is, President Obama's trip to Cushing shows that he is failing on gas prices. Oil prices are up because of speculation, irresponsible talk of war with Iran, and rising demand for gasoline in countries like China and India — not because of a lack of dirty tar sands oil. And any policy that deepens our dependence on oil puts us at the continued mercy of oil prices that we can do little to control, and oil companies who have every incentive to keep prices high, not just now, but forever.

This is the problem with the southern portion — or any portion — of Keystone XL, and the problem with "all of the above" in general. As the ever-wise Bill McKibben wrote this week:

And if you think about it, "all of the above" is not a particularly coherent energy policy, not if one worries about climate change. Burning all the oil you can and then putting up a solar panel is like drinking six martinis at lunch and then downing a VitaminWater. You're still a drunk — just one with your daily requirement of C and D. If a presidential candidate said they had an "all of the above" foreign policy, where every other nation was an equal ally, they'd be thought lightweight or even dangerous. But with energy, it apparently seems politic to insist we need never make a choice. Or at least to tailor your talking points to your audience.3

Tell President Obama: Be a leader on climate, not a cheerleader for the disastrous Keystone XL Pipeline. Send an email message to his campaign now.

While the southern portion of Keystone XL does not turn up the spigot of tar sands bitumen that can be transported out of Alberta, Canada, and it does not threaten Nebraska's crucial Ogallala Aquifer, it does ultimately accomplish the biggest goal of Keystone XL — to connect with the existing tar sands pipeline from Canada, and finally bring the landlocked tar sands to shipping ports and the global market so it can be burned across the globe, leading to disastrous climate impacts.

Ironically, building the pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma — where there is currently an excess of stored oil due to expanded domestic and tar sands production — will reduce supply in the Midwest and actually raise gas prices by an estimated 20 cents!4

But President Obama is so determined to use the southern portion of Keystone XL to show that he's taking aggressive action to promote fossil fuels, he's issuing an executive order to federal agencies to expedite approval.

Once the southern portion is built to the Gulf, it is only a matter of time before oil companies like TransCanada figure out a way to get more oil out of the tar sands and to the Gulf for export. And then we'll be one step closer to "essentially game over" for the climate.5

As President Obama returns to Washington from Cushing, and as his Headquarters in Chicago endures a record-shattering heat wave, let's urge the President to find the courage to bring real leadership on climate, and let his campaign know our bitter disappointment over this significant misstep: http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=5542118&id=37167-4904244-U2q%3DKmx&t=9

Thank you for fighting Keystone XL.

Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager CREDO Action from Working Assets "Keystone XL Pipeline: Big Oil Leans On Obama To Approve Entire Project," Huffington Post, March 21, 2012 http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=5542123&id=37167-4904244-U2q%3DKmx&t=11

"Obama: 'We've Added Enough New Oil And Gas Pipeline To Encircle The Earth'," Think Progress, March 22, 2012 http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=5542634&id=37167-4904244-U2q%3DKmx&t=12

"Mr. Obama Goes to Cushing, OK," Bill McKibben, March 21, 2012 http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=5542114&id=37167-4904244-U2q%3DKmx&t=13

"Keystone Oil Pipeline Seen Raising Gas Prices in Midwest: Energy," Bloomberg, February 29, 2012 http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=5542115&id=37167-4904244-U2q%3DKmx&t=14

"Key Facts on Keystone XL," Tarsands Action http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=5537622&id=37167-4904244-U2q%3DKmx&t=15

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago
[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (34976) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Slap down corruption.

What sly manipulation and use of corruption.

Don't let them do it. Sign the petition and circulate it for others to do the same.

http://www.change.org/petitions/protect-my-land-from-oil-giant-transcanada?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&me=aa&alert_id=rsufXsZmbv_pwLSSkTCTD

Keystone petition from Credo: http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=5537115&id=35771-4904244-GZ7Xfex&t=6