vermonters opposing tar sands pipeline
Vermont Govenor Peter Shumlin addressed an estimated 1000 Vermonters gathered for the 350.org Moving Planet event on the State House lawn in Montpelier, Vermont. The Montpelier event was one of over 2000 such gatherings that took place in approximately 175 countries on September 24th, 2011 in the interest of transitioning the world beyond fossil fuels to a clean energy future.
Photo: © Copyright 2011 Seth Butler. All Rights Reserved.
After recent outreach from David Stember and other members of 350 Vermont, Governor Peter Shumlin has written a letter opposing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Excerpt from the letter:
I oppose the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline project… We need to find sources that will mitigate the impacts of climate change as much as possible for Vermont and the United States.
Our nation must come together to find local, clean, renewable energy to reduce our carbon footprint and spur the economy. Due to the number of major environmental and public health hazards possible in the Keystone XL Pipeline project, the cost of building an oil pipeline across many of our nations most economically and environmentally important aquifers, natural lands and wetlands is too great at this time.
350 Vermont is an important part of Tar Sands Action, bringing busloads of Vermonters to voice opinions in Washington, DC after the state was recently hit by Tropical Storm Irene.
Sign up for the Tar Sands Action: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/next-steps