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Congratulations! CDP Adopts Anti-Tar Sands Pipeline Resolution Authored by PB & Point Loma Dem Clubs


Pacific Beach Democratic Club

Spilt oil from Exxon pipeline run through homes in North Woods Subdivision in Mayflower

URGING PRESIDENT OBAMA TO REJECT THE TAR SANDS PIPELINE

Resolution 13-04.77

WHEREAS, (1) The proposed Keystone XL pipeline will cross South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas; as well as the Ogallala Aquifer and the Athabasca River, which supply nearly one-third of our nation’s irrigation ground water and drinking water for millions of people;  (2) 1,252 protesters supported by major environmental groups (NRDC, EDF, Sierra Club, NWF, Union of Concerned Scientists, 350.org, League of Conservation Voters) were arrested in front of the White House; and (3) nine Nobel Peace Laureates asked President Obama to “do the right thing for our environment” in rejecting this proposal; 

WHEREAS, (1) the system has already spilled 12 times, releasing 30,000 gallons of crude oil: (2) a major leak could pollute these waterways, causing high rates of cancer in local communities; (3) “the tar sands are the dirtiest source of fuel on the planet…

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