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XL Pipeline Protest
April 17, 2013 11:30 – 12:30
Silver Strand Blvd & Coronado Bay Rd, Coronado
Join organizes for a press conference and protest outside the Loew’s Coronado Bay Resort where the American Petroleum Industry (API), the primary trade association of the oil and gas industry, will be holding its annual Pipeline Conference.
They will be there to say that climate change demands an end to the fossil fuel industry’s “business as usual” and to call on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. They”ll also draw attention to the recent tar sands spill in Arkansas, and the surprising revelation that tar sands are already being brought by train to Los Angeles for refining.
The API is made up of nearly 400 members, including ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Dow Chemical Company, Halliburton, and Shell Oil. These companies provide funding for API, which in turn champions the industry’s interests in the government and through public outreach.
The organization has spent millions on lobbying, advertising, and contributing to climate-denying politicians. They have engaged in everything from Astroturf (fake grassroots) campaigns to climate-denying “studies”, bogus educational campaigns on energy (read propaganda) for teachers, students and boy scouts to large media buys supporting the Keystone XL pipeline that greatly exaggerated the number of jobs the pipeline would produce. An API lawsuit disputing a new EPA air pollution regulation was recently turned down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
More info on the pipeline conference:http://www.api.org/events-and-training/calendar-of-events/2013/pipeline
Parking: on the north end of Coronado Cays Blvd (enter off Silver strand south of Coronado Bay Rd and turn left around the traffic circle).
Transit: The 901 bus stops a block away.
This protest is being supported by (let us know if you’d like to add on):
- SanDiego350.org www.sandiego350.org
- Women Occupy San Diego www.womenoccupysandiego.org
- Tar Sands Action – Southern California https://www.facebook.com/TarSandsActionSoCal
See article in San Diego Free Press.