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A coalition of climate justice activists are converging from across the continent with local organizers and landowners to put a final stop to the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas.

Tar sands giant TransCanada has begun construction on the southern leg of the Keystone XL.

TransCanada has used money to influence elected representatives and to intimidate landowners, rural communities, and jeopardize the environment. The Tar Sands Blockade is calling on you to join one of our rolling actions to shut this pipeline down.

Leading NASA Climate Scientist James Hansen has called the Keystone XL “game over” for the climate, and Americans are already feeling the heat. The pipeline will make TransCanada rich while encroaching on ranch lands, poisoning Texas’ working class communities, and destroying the environment that makes the lone star state so beautiful.

That’s why we’re calling on all communities affected by tar sands and the Keystone XL to join us and break Big Oil’s grip on our region. We’re risking arrest in a sustained nonviolent direct action and force them to recognize the demands of the people.

We don’t make the decision lightly. The fact is, other tactics – lobbying, petitioning, and packing public hearings – have failed to halt the pipeline. State authorities have bent to every TransCanada desire, and they show no signs of stopping now.

The Tar Sands Action showed us what can happen when people come together. Big Oil might have the money to bully our government, but we know that real power comes from the people. Please join us, as we reclaim our future from the oil industry.  You can sign up to make history here.

See you soon,

Tar Sands Blockade

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