Sign this petition. Right now.
Why? Because, for one thing, building this pipeline is likely to push us further towards a climate change tipping point. A point that is where our climate is so irrevocably altered that lowering our emissions is not going to reverse the process.
Having followed the Tar Sands Saga - a sordid tale of environmental destruction, unsustainable environmental practises and rogue capitalism- from the get-go (thanks Mother Jones!), I was grateful to be alerted to this crucial decision the president and, by proxy, this country has to make.
This post by Mary of Terralectualism, (or Our Lady Of The Green Heart as I like to call her ;) is an excellent introduction to this hair-raising subject and offers empowerment and inspiration, like only her posts can.
Tomorrow is the last day of the protests in Washington, so add your voice of dissent by signing the petition, spreading the word, or simply sending good vibes to those willing to risk arrest to stop this atrocity from happening.
And most importantly: conserve some energy. That's what this all boils down to.
With love and outrage,