TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY 'DRAW THE LINE' PROTEST AGAINST THE TRAGIC KXL PIPELINE THIS WEEKEND!!!
Check this note regarding an IMPORTANT KANSAS CITY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEST coming up and the efforts of local activists to do nothing less than save the planet . . .
Draw The Line . . .
Kansas City is one of more than 200 communities across the USA and Canada that are hosting "Draw the Line" events on September 21, 2013 to oppose the proposed Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipeline.
We'll rally at 10 a.m. in City Market Park (3rd and Main) and march north on Main to the boardwalk overlooking the Missouri River, through the site of the original Town of Kansas, and down to the bank of the Missouri carrying a mock pipeline, NO on KXL signs, and photos of the damage done by extracting tar sands bitumen and the inevitable spills.
The construction of the KXL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico poses a monumental threat to the global climate because the tar sands are one of the dirtiest, most energy-intensive and climate-polluting forms of energy on the planet.
Major spills also pose a serious threat to the Missouri River and countless other bodies of water along KXL's route. In late-February, more than 200,000 gallons of diluted bitumen, or "dilbit," spilled into a suburban neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas, contaminating Lake Conway and the Arkansas River. In Alberta, Canada, around 400,000 gallons of dilbit have spilled from four different sites, including one under Cold Lake, as the result of an "uncappable" underground blowout, and no one knows how to stop it. In July of 2010, more than 800,000 gallons spilled into a tributary of the Kalamazoo River, and it's still not cleaned up because dilbit sinks to the bottom when it spills into water rather than floating like oil.
Please join us as we educate and inform people about the dangers of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline expansion and send a strong message to President Obama that the KXL pipeline is not welcome in our area.
Visit TinyURL.com/ladmtbe to join the Kansas City march, and visit http://350.org/ for more information about the coast-to-coast events planned for Saturday, September 21st.