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To: Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow
Stop the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline
As citizens of Michigan, we call on you, our representatives, to ensure a clean and healthy future for us. The building of this pipeline that will connect to already established pipelines, is leading this planet in a direction of unsuitability and future climate disasters. The company constructing the pipeline claims the pipeline is safe, will create jobs during the construction, and create permanent jobs after the construction. While these might be true, to some extent, the large picture is what is more important with this decision.
Why is this important?
We are seeing more and more the devastating effects of climate change and fossil fuel exploration over the years. The BP oil spill was a wake up call to many, but not enough unfortunately. It showed the devastating events that occur when companies are not held to high standards and allowed to regulate themselves. It also shows how our dependence on oil can damage our planet in direct ways and also ways we will not even understand for years to come.
The allowance of the construction of this pipeline is a way of saying, we don't want to think of the future health of our planet and people. To not allow this company to move forward with this will be a move forward for progression. Progression towards a planet that cares about our environment. Progression towards a nation that can lead the way in renewable energy if it wants to. Progression towards a future that is cleaner, healthier and more sustainable. If we do not act now on these events, we are only hurting ourselves more in the future.
Change can be hard, but it is up to us as concerned citizens to speak up when we can see what is happening around us. It is then our responsibility and the people we chose to represent us to act. Please stand wit us and help us fight this fight.