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May 17 Day of Action against Dirty Fuels

Say NO to KXL and other dirty fuel projects, YES to clean energy.

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, thousands rallied in more than 100 communities around the country to ask the president and local officials to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, offshore drilling and other dirty fuel projects that threaten our communities and destabilize our climate.

As millions begin to understand that we must keep dirty fuels in the ground if we are to have any hope of halting climate change, there's a rising tide of grassroots activism demanding that we choose a clean energy future over the dangerous and dirty fuels of the past.

With our partners Hands Across the Sand and Land, we thank the activists who organized the many rallies, marches, and vigils that called on the president to reject KXL and other tar sands pipelines, while at the same time asking our leaders to say no to the dirty fossil fuel projects that endanger our local communities. We also thank the thousands of concerned citizens who joined these important events.

Whether it's offshore drilling, mountaintop removal coal mining, dangerous tar sands pipelines, fracking, exporting liquid natural gas, or shipping crude by rail through our hometowns, we all have reason to be concerned -- for the health of our families, and the health of the planet.

You can see highlights from across the country below: