Last Sunday, protests took place in the US against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would bring tar sands oil from Alberta in Canada to the US Gulf Coast. Protesters called on President Obama to reject the pipeline.
Obama’s actions will affect us in Europe too. In order to justify its catastrophic expansion plans, the tar sands industry needs to find new markets to export its dirty oil to. The aim of building the KXL pipeline is to bring tar sands oil down to Texas so it can be exported, and Europe is being eyed up as a key future market. As UK Tar Sands Network recently revealed, US company Valero is currently drawing up plans to bring KXL oil into the UK via Pembroke in Wales.
You can add your voice to the campaign to keep tar sands oil out of Europe for good, by signing this PETITION against Valero’s plans to bring dirty oil to Wales and in support of the EU ‘Fuel Quality Directive’ (FQD).
Read more at http://www.no-tar-sands.org/2013/02/its-a-momentous-day-in-the-fight-against-the-tar-sands/ and http://350.org/en/about/blogs/europe-says-no-tar-sands-no-kxl.