While the Reject and Protect tipis were up on the National Mall in Washington DC they were seen by thousands of people from across the world.
Now that the tipis have come down, we need to continue the work of sharing the stories of the heroic organizing by the Cowboy Indian Alliance to stop Keystone XL. We put together this video to help inspire the next big wave of action to stop the pipeline -- and whether you were at the camp at any point, or just admired it from afar, you'll want to see it.
In the next few weeks we will need to stand up again as big oil tries to keep pushing Keystone XL and other dirty energy projects. Here’s what’s coming next:
With President Obama pushing back a decision on the pipeline for perhaps a year, the immediate next step is to keep Congress from moving it forward. Congressional votes on Keystone XL are likely coming up soon, and in states where Senators are on the fence, folks are already gearing up to encourage them to vote no on the pipeline.
But we also need to keep pushing the President to stand up and say no — no matter what big oil’s friends in Congress say.
Bold Nebraska has put together PipelineFighters.org, which makes it easy to tell President Obama to make his mark on history by rejecting Keystone XL with a handwritten note. Click here to send your message to the President.
On May 17, The Sierra Club is organizing a National Day of Action to say No to KXL and other dirty fuel projects that threaten our communities and destabilize our climate. We need to keep the pressure up and let the administration know that people all over the country oppose this pipeline. Healing walks, rallies, and vigils have already being scheduled in dozens of locations, but there should be actions in as many communities as possible, in every state. If there’s not an action already scheduled in your community, join with allies and organize one!