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Over 800,00 Say No to Keystone XL in 24 Hours

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 15th February, 2012 | 1 Comment

6877618799_7c7c6d774b_zFriends, the response was rapid, fierce and overwhelming. When we joined the effort to gather 500,000 signatures in 24 hours, it seemed ambitious. Thanks to your help, representatives from the coalition delivered over 800,000 signatures directly to Senator Reid and Senator McConnell in DC.
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Done – Keystone XL is Done

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 18th January, 2012 | 1 Comment

KeystoneSF_croppedThe Obama administration has rejected the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. Following months of activism and pressure – from both advocates and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to carry heavy crude 1,700 miles from northern Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico – President Obama made the right decision to deny the permit application from TransCanada.
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Count Down to a Thumbs Down on Keystone XL (we hope!)

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th January, 2012 | No Comments

photoWait a minute! Hang on! Didn’t we celebrate that Obama announced that the Keystone XL permit decision (whether or not approve TransCanada’s application to build a mega pipeline to transport dirty tar sands oil from northern Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico) was off the agenda until 2013? Yes, we did.
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Keystone XL: Delayed and Re-routed, One Step Closer to Cancelled

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 10th November, 2011 | 2 Comments

Stop KXLThe Obama administration announced today that the Presidential approval of the Keystone XL pipeline will be delayed until 2013 due to concerns about the proposed routing of the pipeline through Nebraska and the Ogallala Aquifer. Less than a week after 12,000 people surrounded the White House at a mass day of action, the news is a step in the right direction to cancel the project entirely.
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22 Dems Think Keystone XL Is Cool, But I Don’t

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 21st October, 2011 | No Comments

sf obamaPresident Obama will be in San Francisco at a $7500 per plate lunch with his biggest donors at the W Hotel and I’ll be outside with the good folks at CREDO Action telling President Obama that the Keystone XL pipeline is not the kind of change I was expecting from his administration. And as he contemplates green lighting the pipeline, on November 6th I’ll join thousands of others in front of the White House to tell Obama that he’s got the support he needs to say No to the Keystone XL pipeline, and say NO to EXPANDING the largest and most destructive industrial project in human history.
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Loud and Clear: No to Keystone XL from both sides of the border

Posted by in Featured, World News & Events on 24th September, 2011 | No Comments

Join the sit in this Monday, October 26!Update: Monday Sept 26 – over 180 people were arrested for trespassing on Parliament Hill this morning including Maude Barlow, national chairperson at the Council of Canadians, Dave Coles, President of the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers union and CEP Executive Assistant, Fred Wilson, Graham Saul of Climate Action Network and Mikisew Cree George Poitras. Check […]
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KXL: Now the Clock is Really Ticking

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 31st January, 2014 | No Comments

Tar-Sands-Trip-099Today the U.S. State Department released the long-anticipated Environmental Impact Statement of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal. Unfortunately, the oil industry influenced report claims that the pipeline would have a ‘minimal’ impact on climate change. 181 million metrics tons of carbon emissions is hardly ‘minimal’ impact.
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Reject and Protect – Obama You Can Stop the Pipeline

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 15th April, 2014 | No Comments

Reject and Protect Image 2 copy logod-01Later this month, a powerful alliance of farmers, ranchers and tribal communities will be coming to Washington DC to make the closing argument against one of the most controversial and dangerous projects in North America — the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
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There’s More than One Dirty Pipeline

Posted by in World News & Events on 31st March, 2014 | No Comments

Protests_against_Keystone_XL_Pipeline_for_tar_sands_at_White_House,_2011The organizing around stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline has been nothing short of incredible. Across the country, people have come together to stop this devastating project. We’ve encircled the White House. We’ve signed pledges civil disobedience. We’ve shouted and protested and written countless letters. And we’re getting just the kind of attention on this pipeline […]
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Thumbs-Up for Fair Trade

Posted by in Fair Trade, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events on 15th August, 2013 | 3 Comments

Outside-Lands-3-300x179Global Exchange is constantly building partnerships with other organizations that are “fighting the good fight.” This past weekend, Global Exchange interns, staff members, and friends participated in another campaign to help promote Fair Trade… and have some fun.
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