Climate Action, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice (CASEJ)/Brown
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Anti-Corruption Campaign Launch-- Call Foul on Scott Brown!
Senator Brown has recently co-sponsored a bill meant to push through the construction of the highly controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and take away regulating powers from federal agencies. A coalition of concerned Massachusetts residents has been trying to work with the Senator to have him protect the interests of the people, but he’s made it clear which side he’s on. Brown has received $1.9 Million from fossil fuel corporations and their front line groups and has consistently voted in the interest of those corporations.
It’s time for the people to call “foul!” on Scott Brown, remind him that he’s sitting in the people’s seat, and call him out for pushing the interest of the people aside while the oil and coal industries buy the votes.
Please join a coalition of concerned residents and members of Occupy Boston this Thursday to throw down the penalty flags and highlight the injustice and unfairness of the corporate influence on legislators.
This event will be the first in a Massachusetts campaign directed at increasing the public and political awareness of the corrosive effects of industry money on politics and the media.
What: Calling “Foul!” on Scott Brown, rally and march to his downtown office
When: Thursday Feb 9, 12:00PM, 12:30 march to office, till 1:30p
Where: Meet to “suit up” in referee stripes at Park Street Station, 12:30 march to Sen. Brown’s office, JFK Federal Building
What to Bring: There will be lots of referee shirts for you to wear, but feel free to come dressed as a referee or otherwise. You can also bring signs, whistles, penalty flags, positive attitudes, and all your friends!
Who: A coalition of Massachusetts residents, the Occupy Boston Climate Action,
Sustainability and Environmental Justice working group, Boston Occupiers and you!
Contact: email@example.com or twitter @OB_CASEJ -
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Scott Brown and a cohort of elected officials who have received large campaign contributions from fossil fuel interests have introducedBill S.2041to push through approval for the Keystone XL Tar Sands pipeline. If built the 1,700 mile pipeline will transport the dirty oil product from the point of destructionin the Boreal forests of Alberta, through fragile watersheds in the U.S. and to tax havens in the Gulf of Mexico for exportto world markets. The project has already been denied a permit by the President due to potential environmental impacts. Occupy Boston recently passed a resolutioncalling for an end to all government subsidies to fossil fuel interests, an end to energy industry influence on the political process, and the rejection of this catastrophic Keystone XL mistake. Senator Brown’s latest move has proven that he is beholden to the desires of the fossil fuel interests and the people of Massachusetts are going to remind him who’s seat he’s sitting in. (“Who’s seat? Our seat!”)
Facts on the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline http://www.tarsandsaction.org/spread-the-word/key-facts-keystone-xl/
Infograph: Keystone Pipeline - Built to Spill
Recent Reuters articles on this bill and other maneuvers to push through pipeline
Oil Change International: Dirty Energy Money Campaign