People like you who are interested in strengthening the resilience of our region
Time: November 12, 2011 from 10am to 11am
Street: Field Park across from the Williamstown Library
Website or Map: http://www.facebook.com/pages…
Event Type: rally, protest
Organized By: Williamstown Against Keystone XL
Latest Activity: Nov 11, 2011
Today's news has been phenomenal: President Obama has asked the State Department to review the proposed route for the Keystone XL pipeline, a move that will effectively delay the pipeline decision until after the 2012 election.
While part of me wants to continue protesting just as hard in order to get Obama to reject the pipeline outright, this move has nonetheless shifted things considerably.
Those of us putting together our protest action in Williamstown this Saturday have decided to call off our plans while looking for the next best place to devote our energies. In this, I expect to take cues from www.tarsandsaction.org and www.350.org, in addition to being ready to jump if things again come to a head.
Finally, it goes without saying that we should work to get President Obama reelected and put a Democratic majority back in both the House and Senate. A Republican president would mean speedy approval for the pipeline, to say the least.
Thank you again for all your support and enthusiasm. This has been a collective fight from the beginning, and we have won a collective victory!
Please stay in touch — I promise I will!
(writing also on behalf of Bridget Spann and Laura Bentz)
Concerned about climate change? Curious about the Keystone XL pipeline and the Canadian tar sands? Come learn more at an informal rally and protest against the pipeline this Saturday, November 12, between 10 and 11 am, at Field Park in Williamstown (the large traffic circle at the intersection of Routes 2 & 7). Like Us on Facebook Williamstown Against Keystone XL. Contact person: Anne O'Connor, email@example.com, 413 242 4054.