February 2, 2014

Over 200 Vigils in 44 States on Monday to Protest the Keystone XL Pipeline

February 3, 2014
Contact: Sarah Lane, [email protected], 503-459-3682

Thousands of activists will join over 200 vigils in 44 states to urge President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline following the release of the State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The Keystone XL pipeline will be a huge source of climate pollution and clearly fails the climate test set by President Obama.

350.org co-founder Bill McKibben will join Clayton Thomas-Muller, lead campaigner with the indigenous movement Idle No More, and other activists at a rally in Union Square, NYC at 6:00pm on Monday night. More information can be found here:


Large crowds are also expected at events in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA. A full list of events can be found here:


CREDO, the Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network and 350.org, among a host of other groups, are organizing the vigils following the State Department’s release of the final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on Friday.

Keystone XL is a tar sands pipeline that would transport some of the dirtiest crude oil on the planet from Alberta Canada, and across American soil for export. The vigils are part of a nationwide campaign to try and stop the pipeline from ruining the climate and endangering communities along the proposed pipeline route.