San Francisco, CA More than a thousand demonstrators greeted President Obama on his way to a fundraising event in San Francisco today with signs that read “Forward on Climate: Reject Keystone XL.” In the past several weeks the president and secretary of state John Kerry have been met by tar sands pipeline demonstrators outside events across the nation.
Michael Brune, Sierra Club executive director, released the following statement:
“Americans understand the connection between the president’s decision on Keystone and the safety of our homes, our drinking water, and the health of our children. The Arkansas tar sands disaster demonstrates that our backyards are threatened by the very presence of dirty, dangerous crude oil pipelines. Americans are showing up by the thousands to tell the president in person: you must be bold on climate; you must reject Keystone XL.”