Many in our denomination are committed to a greener future through local initiatives like our Green Sanctuary campaign, personal actions like recycling and driving hybrid cars or walking and biking, and many also stay involved on national and international levels. One such issue facing us right now is the Keystone XL Pipeline proposal.
The Keystone XL Pipeline would bring tarsands from Canada across the midwestern United States to refineries in Oklahoma and Texas before sending the refined oil onto the international market for sale from Texan ports. The administration is currently in the midst of the final public comment period, and as Unitarian Universalists, we have the chance to stand up for our 5th Principle (the use of the democratic process) and our 7th (respect for the interdependent web of all existence) at the same time!
It’s important that we make it clear that the risks of approving the pipeline are too great. You can submit your public comment independently or through 350.org with this easy petition: Click here to submit your comment.