Join us this Saturday the 20th at 5pm in Tyler, TX for the beginning of a very important “Stop the Pipeline Road Tour.”
The “Stop the Pipeline” RV will travel along the proposed pipeline route. After meeting with landowners, concerned citizens, debating TransCanada face to face, visiting the Kalamazoo spill site, and engaging the public at various events, we then head east to Washington DC where the tour participants will be joining 2,000 other participants in a civil disobedience sit-in at the White House.
TarSandsAction.org has registered over 2,000 people to take part in a two-week sit-in at the White House this August 20 – September 3 to pressure the Obama Administration to deny the “presidential permit” necessary for construction on the pipeline to begin.
“It’s either a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ for the Keystone XL oil pipeline—and Obama gets to make the call,” said author Bill McKibben, one of the leaders of the protest. We’ll be out in large numbers at the White House this August to show the President he has the support necessary to stand up and stop this dangerous pipeline.
The “Stop the Pipeline” RV will be stopping at beautiful Bergfeld Park in Tyler. Bergfeld Park is centrally located off Broadway Avenue, between Fourth and Fifth Streets. If you go to the Tyler mall, just travel north on Broadway (69) towards downtown. Stay on Broadway for approximately one mile, you will see Bergfeld park on the left (west side).
The RV will only be stopping for about an hour to enjoy this little park and the old trees that will provide ample shade for everyone. The park has restrooms, benches, tables, playground for the kids, tennis courts, etc.
This tour starts in Texas and so this is our chance to have our voices heard nation wide. There is a videographer on the tour documenting the travels and events. Video updates of the tour will be posted regularly and the videographer will be filming messages from those who show up that want to have the chance to participate by sending their own personal message.
I really hope we can have a good showing from Texans, because in all honesty, the rest of the nation is not quite sure how Texans really feel, and what we do in Tyler will be seen. No pressure, of course.
Please remember this–“The State Department analysis acknowledges that the Keystone XL pipeline system could spill as much as 1.7 million gallons of diluted bitumen a day without triggering the real-time leak detection system.”
Our aquifers and our lives are being threatened by this conventional system that has proven to be inadequate. Anyone with any knowledge of this pipelines deficiencies needs to tell Washington that we are not to be classified as “low consequence” and we will not stand for this insulting treatment.
Come to Tyler, bring a sign, leave a message, or just stand and be counted. You can always go out to dinner afterwards. Please come by at 5pm on Saturday the 20th and show your support for the action and its growing movement.
To learn more about the tour, visit;
To learn more about the White House action, visit;
Please pass this message on and if possible, reply to this if you can come. A couple of people are planning to carpool from different locations.
you for your time,
David Daniel – Tour Participant
STOP – Stop Tarsands Oil Pipelines
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