WATCH: Nebraska rancher Randy “Stand with Randy” Thompson says thank you to Pres. Obama on behalf of Pipeline Fighters everywhere.
VICTORY!! President Obama just announced that he has REJECTED the permit for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Instead of siding with Big Oil, the President chose to stand with farmers, ranchers, tribes and Pipeline Fighters everywhere working to protect our land, water and climate for our grandchildren.
The letter reads:
“Mr. President, families from all across America thank you for protecting our land and water by rejecting the risky Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Your decision is courageous and historic. You did what was right in the face of a totally misguided and unrelenting effort by the Republican party and Big Oil to shove this pipeline down our throats.
Clearly, through all the hype and lies you have heard the voices of the American people and you have chosen to stand with us.
Your actions are proof that you value clean air, clean water, and a stable climate above corporate profits and campaign contributions.
Your decision will come as a tremendous relief to landowners who have anxiously watched as the Republicans have time and again tried to throw our property rights under the bus.
President Obama, history will defend you, and our descendants will forever be indebted to you.
The Pipeline Fighters”
ACTION #3: #NOKXL THANK YOU PHOTO
After you sign the thank-you letter, take a “Thank You” photo and post it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #NOKXL. All of the tagged photos will appear at PipelineFighters.org. (The “Protected / Thank You” sign can be downloaded here.)
We will be announcing details for a victory party worthy of this six-year battle soon, as well as plans to tackle unfinished business here in Nebraska on eminent domain, fracking pollution, and steering our state on a path towards more clean energy.
Tonight, have a whiskey or adult beverage of your choice in solidarity with us as we celebrate this historic victory. There will surely be some dancin’ in the streets.
Thanks for standing with us.
Jane Kleeb and the Bold Nebraska team