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For the last two years grassroots organizations and individuals across the country have been working to raise awareness in opposition of the Keystone XL pipeline. In June, President Obama, in his Climate Action Plan, said the pipeline’s effects on climate change will be the deciding factor in his decision to approve Keystone XL. With new evidence revealing significant carbon pollution increases if Keystone XL is approved, Americans are escalating their resistance to this dirty tar sands pipeline.

On Sept. 21, people will participate in hundreds of community actions throughout the U.S. as part of’s Draw the Line on Keystone XL campaign, calling on President Obama to keep his promise and deny approval of Keystone XL. Already 1,253 people have been arrested and more than 69,000 have pledged to risk arrest to halt to the construction of the pipeline.

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