Ten Nobel Peace Laureates, including former President Jimmy Carter, Jody Williams and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, have once again renewed their call to President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.
A full page ad of the Laureates’ April 16 open letter to Obama and Kerry appears in today’s Politico.
In the letter, the Laureates urge the United States policymakers to reject the Keystone XL pipeline:
“You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define your legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced – climate change. As you deliberate the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you are poised to make a decision that will signal either a dangerous commitment to the status quo, or bold leadership that will inspire millions counting on you to do the right thing for our shared climate. We stand with the 2,000,000 voices who submitted their comments in the national interest determination process rejecting the pipeline and ask you once again to stop Keystone XL.”
This is the third letter and ad sent to President Obama from the Nobel Peace Laureates, as a decision on the pipeline draws closer. While Obama as indicated the pipeline will only be approved if it does not “increase climate pollution”, the State Department published its Final Environmental Impact Report, green lighting the project.The Laureates hope that the collective pressure of grassroots community activists and influential public figures will finally convince the President and Secretary of State to stop the pipeline once and for all.
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Nobel Laureates renew call to President Obama to reject Keystone XL Pipeline, Nobel Women’s Initiative, 16 July 2013.