350.org oil sands petition

As usual, Bill McKibben is saying sensible things and calling for appropriate actions. He is a non-Canadian who is concerned about the ethics of digging up and burning the oil sands, in a world where the climate is changing at a frightening pace.

He is asking Canadians to sign a petition:

“As a Canadian, I stand with people all over the world who are opposed to burning the oil sands, and demand that our leaders stop their campaign to discredit the movement to stop the pipeline.”

Please consider signing. He is hoping to get 10,000 signatures before he visits Vancouver in March.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

4 thoughts on “350.org oil sands petition”

  1. It’s probably not fully planned yet. Timelines on these things keep shifting, and new developments are taking place all the time.

  2. Stopping the XL pipeline (for the next 4 years anyway) would be very good news for those of us invested in railroad stock. CP and CN Rail (CANADIAN rail companies) are buying a total of some 100,000 oil tank cars to ship oil by rail down to the gulf coast and over to western Canada until the pipelines are finished. Adding another four years of delay will surely help their bottom lines and our stock. Yesss! (Ain’t capitalism great.)

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