I also think that Occupy Chicago needs to tie in our dependence on fossil fuels with economic issues. By minimally investing in green technology, the fossil fuel industry is preventing the expansion of a promising new job pool for American workers. There is more job potential in clean energy solutions than in continuing our dependence on fossil fuels. While we need to rally for green jobs, we also need to prevent the expansion of fossil fuels, which would prevent these jobs from being created.
I propose the following grievance about the Tar Sands pipeline:
The proposed Keystone XL pipeline threatens our water, our land, and our future. If permitted and constructed, the pipeline would further fuel the devastating extraction of tar sands in Alberta, and funnel highly toxic tar sands oil across the U.S. Big Oil has exploited the Canadian tar sands to great profit, but the environment and indigenous communities have paid a steep price. The threat that pipeline spills pose to our land and water supplies is simply unacceptable. Additionally, tar sands oil produces three times as much carbon pollution as conventional oil. We have a moral obligation to prevent the expansion of the tar sands and move towards a 100% clean energy future. Occupy Chicago demands that President Obama live up to his declaration "Let's be the generation that finally frees America from the tyranny of oil." We ask that President Obama prevent the construction of the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline.
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