Day of Action Against Dirty Fuels: May 17

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Big Oil is doing everything it can to convince policymakers that Keystone XL is in the best interest of the American people: pushing Congress to approve the pipeline, spending tens of millions of dollars on ads and funneling tens of millions more into lobbying and political campaigns.

But you've fought back with a flood of emails, phone calls and rallies to show them that the public does not want this dirty, dangerous pipeline and that we’re going to do whatever it takes to stop it. We need to keep meeting Big Oil’s aggressive campaign with determined resistance.


On Saturday, May 17, join communities around the country to ask the president and local officials to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, offshore drilling, and other dirty fuel projects that threaten our communities and destabilize our climate.

Click here to find a Day of Action event near you.

This Day of Action against Dirty Fuels is being jointly organized by members of the Tar Sands Coalition and Hands Across the Sand / Hands Across the Land. Hands, founded in 2010, grew into an international movement after the BP oil disaster in April of that year. People came together to join hands, forming symbolic barriers against spilled oil and the impact of other forms of extreme energy.

We invite activists across the nation to organize rallies, marches, and vigils that call on the president, state and local leaders to reject KXL and other tar sands pipelines, say no to dirty fossil fuel projects that endanger our local communities, and accelerate the shift to clean, renewable energy such as wind, solar and energy efficiency. Whether it's seismic blasting, Arctic and offshore drilling, mountaintop removal coal mining, dangerous tar sands pipelines, fracking, exporting liquid natural gas, or shipping crude by rail through our hometowns, we all have reason to be concerned — for the health of our families, and the health of the planet.

May 17 is about standing up to dirty fuels, industry lies and business-as-usual politics. In over 90 events in more than 40 states, we’ll be showing policymakers that we won’t let Big Oil wreck the climate, or pollute our air and water.

Tar sands, fracking, and offshore drilling have no place in our energy future. As a country we can do better than this. Let’s make sure our representatives hear our voices loud and clear.


At all levels of government, decisions are being made now about what types of energy deserve our investments. It's time to come together and make sure our leaders know that we want clean energy, and we want it now.

Show everyone where you stand on May 17 by standing with your community. Find an event near you today.

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  1. thatcrazytoaster@mail.com' Katherine L says:

    Clean energy is here and being used by hundreds of people now. Game is over for dirty energy. it takes more people to ‘get with it” – anyone can grow their foods in their back yard educationg themselves. anyone can get solar panels with no money down, right now! we did! and that’s just for starters. we are headed in the right direction and let this house of cards (being held up onlyl by people) fall away NOW! it is of no use to us anymore.

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