Nearly 200 Santa Barbara citizens called on President Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline following the release of the State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement at 7pm, De La Guerra Plaza Monday night. The Keystone XL pipeline will be a huge source of carbon pollution and clearly fails the climate test set by President Obama.
The protest was one of hundreds across the country, led by CREDO, Rainforest Action Network, the Sierra Club and 350.org, among a host of other organizations, calling on the president to keep his commitment to reduce carbon pollution and reject the pipeline.
Keystone XL is a tar sands pipeline that would transport some of the dirtiest crude oil on the planet from Alberta Canada, and across American soil for export. The vigil in Santa Barbara is part of a campaign to try and stop the pipeline from ruining the climate and endangering communities along the proposed pipeline route.