Deadline LA on KPFK – The Fight Against Keystone XL Pipeline


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On January 16, 2012 Jack Eidt of Tar Sands Action Southern California and Congressman Henry Waxman were interviewed on the Keystone XL Pipeline and Canadian Tar Sands.

As a result of the Congressional requirement attached to the two-month extension of the Payroll Tax Cuts, the Obama Administration must make a decision on whether the Keystone XL pipeline is in the national interest and should advance to the next stages of planning and construction. Projected to transport dirty tar sands crude from Alberta, Canada to Texas refineries on the Gulf of Mexico, the President has until February 21st. Activists and environmentalists from Southern California and all over the country are making their voices heard and expressing to the White House the political cost of advancing a project that has not been scientifically evaluated. To find out more on this issue tune into KPFK Deadline LA broadcast link below:

(For information on how to TAKE ACTION or for ADDITIONAL RESOURCES scroll down further.)


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  •  February 4th Rally- March to Obama For America Office. More info:
  • Write President Obama: Let them know your opinion about a clean energy policy and the Keystone XL Pipeline. Write daily, the more the better. Contact the President: [scroll down/click on “other]
  • Call The White House: (212) 456-1111
  • Join Tar Sands Action – Southern California:
  • Get Involved! See our Comprehensive Resource List. Sign petitions, check out other organizations, read articles.



SPECIAL THANK YOU to KPFK and Deadline LA hosts Laurie Kaufman and Howard Blume

Jessica Aldridge is an artist, educator, and environmentalist living in Los Angeles. Her creativity and work are both based in nature. She strives to express the uniqueness, amplify the voice, and protect the beauty of the world around us. She is the Executive Director of Burbank Green Alliance and can be reached at Jessica(at)burbankgreenalliance(dot)org.

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About Guest Columnist regularly invites professionals, activists, and inspired individuals to publish opinion-editorials that illuminate the challenges to coexistence between city and wild, developed and developing, human and other. If you have a relevant piece to share, let us know at Jack [dot] Eidt [at] WilderUtopia [dot] com.