John F. Sheehan: Actions challenge TDBank on pipeline investments
To the editor:
This summer, I joined many other people in demonstrations outside branches of TDBank. I am respectfully inviting your readers to join us in early October outside branches of the bank. These protests will continue until it stops funding the Keystone XL pipeline.
The plan is to ship these dirty tar sands from Canada through the U.S. to the gulf to be refined.
President Obama has to approve the Keystone XL project. He is under tremendous pressure from Republicans and big oil companies to approve the pipeline. I am asking your readers to call President Obama and tell him that it would be a death blow to the environment to approve of the tar sands project.
Two weeks ago, people all over the country told the president not to bomb Syria and he listened. Now we have to tell him not to approve the pipeline.
The Sierra Club just completed a report called “How the Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline Flunks the Climate Test.” The report calls the pipeline a “climate-killing monster.” The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the pipeline will have the impact of adding 6 million cars on the road.
Please call the president and tell him to reject this plan, which would do great damage to our already damaged environment. Please join other concerned citizens at TDBank branches on Oct. 5 and 7 from noon to 1 p.m. Please tell your friends about this campaign. Do it for yourself. Do it for your children and grandchildren.
John F. Sheehan