Austin Hearing – US State Department on Tar Sands Pipeline, from Canada to Texas

NASA’s James Hansen, a leading climate scientist who rang the first alarm bells nearly 30 years ago, has called the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline “game over” for the climate. The pipeline cannot be allowed to go forward – it’s as simple as that.

The State Department is hosting an important public hearing on the proposed pipeline on Wednesday, 9/28 in the LBJ Auditorium on the UT campus (2313 Red River). Comments will be accepted from 12pm to 8pm and the environmental community will be there all day. But we need your help!

State Department Hearings on Tar Sands Pipeline from Canada to Texas

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
12:00 noon to 8:00 pm
LBJ Auditorium – 2313 Red River, Austin, TX

There are many ways you can help:

  • Join our prayer vigil – starting at 10:30 am, faith leaders will gather outside the LBJ Auditorium to set the tone for the day in hopes that the best interests of people and the planet will be served.
  • Go to the hearing and sign up to speak – starting at noon, there will be volunteers on hand to help you formulate your thoughts, or you can read letters submitted by people who could not attend
  • Attend our rally at 6pm – we will have a great line up of speakers and hundreds of people to get the momentum going and show our solidarity in opposition to this pipeline.
  • Bring a bike and a friend – our rally will end at 8pm as dozens of bicyclists take to the street and ride through downtown in t-shirts that spell out why this pipeline should be opposed

This is the first big step in Texas towards defeating this pipeline, and there are many more to come. Join us at these events to get plugged into one of the fastest growing environmental campaigns in US history!

Key Links:

RSVP for the hearing and/or rally – http://on.fb.me/nLQx13

RSVP for the bike ride – http://on.fb.me/qv93Kp

More information – texansagainsttarsands.org