U.S.: Tar Sands protests grow in Northeast

Saturday, January 26th, All day. Massive March and Rally in Portland, Maine to oppose the proposed Northeast Tar Sands pipeline. ExxonMobil is gearing up to move dirty tar sands oil east through Ontario and Quebec into New England to reach a shipping port in Portland, Maine. But the people of eastern Canada and New England have their own plan and are are forming a wall of opposition to keep the east tar sands free. Portland Maine is where the pipeline that would carry tar sands ends and from where Canadian tar sands would be exported to global markets.  How ’bout we put a stop to that, OK?  Go to: http://350ma.org/2012/12/350ma-takes-action/ or Email sophie@350ma.org

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At Noon on Sunday, February 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history. Join this historic event to make your voice heard and help the president start his second term with strong climate action.

The first step to putting our country on the path to addressing the climate crisis is for President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. His legacy as president will rest squarely on his response, resolve, and leadership in solving the climate crisis.

Details

When: February 17th, Noon

Where: The National Mall, Washington D.C.

Who: 350.org, The Sierra Club and the Hip-Hop Caucus

Why: To tell Barack Obama it's time to lead in the fight against climate change, beginning with the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

We're still looking in to where the best location will be, but we've confirmed a Noon start time on the 17th. You can find or offer a carpool to D.C. by joining the Forward on Climate group at Ridebuzz.org, and you can find or offer personal housing in the D.C. area at a similar CouchSurfing.org group.* If you are bringing a large group, you may also find the Washington Peace Center's website helpful for finding housing. We will continue to post more details as they become available, including info on renting buses.

Just over a year ago, 15,000 people surrounded the White House -- and President Obama listened, delaying the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This is our best chance to show the President how strong this movement has become since then -- sign up today.