President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
United States of America
Dear President Obama,
We learned late Friday that Prime Minister Harper has written to you with an offer of reducing Tar Sands emissions in exchange for your approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Please know that the majority of Canadians support strong action on greenhouse gas emissions and want to prevent runaway climate change. Unfortunately, the Prime Minister represents the interests of multi-national oil companies, not Canadians.
In 2005, Canada had a solid (albeit, not perfect) climate change plan designed to meet our commitments under the Kyoto Protocol. Regulations were written and ready to go into effect on January 1, 2008. The plan was the result seven years of consultation with the provinces, industry, experts and environmental organizations, and included a cap on all industrial emissions (including...