As America’s largest, most powerful grassroots environmental advocacy organization, the Sierra Club will play a definitive role in challenging the influence and power of oil companies and moving America beyond oil. The Delaware Chapter supports this campain by challenging dirty oil projects and subisdies for the oil industry, while promoting clean transportiation options.
Rally and press conference outside Senator Carpers Wilmington office building at 1pm on 5/5 to ask him to stand with us on Keystone XL and VOTE NO on a binding bill to force Keystone through even though the Obama administration has not finished studying the potential impacts.
Members of our chapter carpooled to Washington D.C. to join the Cowboy & Indian Alliance for the culmination rally/march of their week-long encampment on the Washington Mall to demand an end to tar sands destruction. We joined ranchers, first nations communities from the U.S. and Canada and environmentlists from around the country to call on President Obama to honor the treaties with indigenous communities and reject Keystone XL & other tar sands infrastructure--which is poisoning their communities and our shared climate.
Here are some of our pictures.
As you've probably heard, late Friday the State Department released their final Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
THE BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE TPP:
● The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an expansive trade pact being negotiated between countries in the Pacific Rim, including Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Eventually, every Pacific Rim nation may be included.
● Like other trade pacts, the Trans-Pacific Partnership includes provisions related to the environment, labor, agriculture, access to medicines and more.
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