Category Archives: letters

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phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpgWildlife mortality FOIP request

By: Alberta Sustainable Resource Development | Gary Brauer, FOIP Coordinator

Published: February 2009

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) request was filed by independent scientist Kevin Timoney and sought material from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD). The disclosed SRD information covers only three oil companies and shows reported deaths of 27 black bears, 67 deer, 31 red fox, 21 coyote, as well as moose, muskrats, beavers, voles, martens, wolves, and bats.

Tagged with: ducks, wildlife, alberta sustainable resource development, kevin timoney, greeenpeace canada, foip, sierra club prairie chapter

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (1)James Hansen: President’s trip to Canada defines critical carbon moment

By: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | James Hansen

Published: February 2009

Prior to President Obama’s first trip abroad — to Canada where Prime Minister Harper wanted to discuss special treatment for oil sands development — NASA climatologist James Hansen penned this open letter/op-ed about the perils of oil sands.

Tagged with: stephen harper, james hansen, barack obama, seattle post-intelligencer

Letters 2

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpgEPA letter to the State Department commenting on the Keystone XL draft EIS

By: Environmental Protection Agency | Cynthia Giles

Published: July 2010

In its comments on the State Department’s draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL dirty tar sands oil pipeline, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency judged the EIS to be “inadequate” and in need of revision.

Tagged with: keystone xl, pipeline, state department, epa, eis

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (1)House Energy Cmte Chair Letter to Secretary of State: Keystone XL is a step in the wrong direction

By: House Committee on Energy and Commerce | Representative Henry Waxman

Published: July 2010

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Henry Waxman’s letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declares that building the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline would be a “step in the wrong direction” and that it constitutes “a multi-billion dollar investment to expand our reliance on the dirtiest source of transportation fuel.”

Tagged with: keystone xl, pipeline, state department, hillary clinton, congress, henry waxman, waxman 20100702 letter

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (2)House letter to Secretary Clinton urging to complete analysis of Keystone XL

By: House of Representatives

Published: June 2010

50 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging the State Department to fully analyze the impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline before permitting it. Specifically, they called for transparent consideration of all potential climate change impacts.

Tagged with: keystone xl, pipeline, state department, hillary clinton, house kxl letter,jay inslee

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (3)Business leader letter to Secretary Clinton opposing Keystone XL

By: Environmental Entrepreneurs

Published: June 2010

Over 250 individual business leaders co-signed this letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calling on her to suspend the Keystone XL permitting process.

Tagged with: keystone xl, pipeline, hillary clinton, environmental entrepreneurs

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (6)Group letter to President Obama

By: Corporate Ethics International | EARTHWORKS | Environment America | Environmental Defence Canada | Friends of the Earth | | Natural Resources Defense Council | National Wildlife Federation | Sierra Club | Western Organization of Resource Councils

Published: May 2010

The gulf spill shows that ALL dirty fuels are dangerous and expensive — including the tar sands. Please reduce our dependence on dirty fuels.

Tagged with: obama, natural resources defense council, national wildlife federation,sierra club, corporate ethics international, friends of the earth, earthworks,environment america, western organization of resource councils

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (5)James Hansen letter to Norway Prime Minister discouraging Statoil tar sands investment

By: | James Hansen

Published: May 2010

In an opinion editorial in Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, Professor James E. Hansen calls on Jens Stoltenberg to show leadership and pull Statoil out the destructive extraction of oil from the Canadian tar sands. The full text of the letter — in English — is available at Greenpeace Canada’s website. Clicking the thumbnail returns the original letter with the logos of supporting organizations.

Tagged with: greenpeace canada, investment, james hansen, statoil, norway

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (4)European Parliament Members Letter to Tar Sands Companies

By: European Parliament

Published: December 2009

A group of 11 MEPs, representing three political groups and seven countries, is today appealing to the leaders of four European oil companies to stop producing oil from Canadian tar sands, a process causing 2-3 times more pollution than the production of conventional oil.

Tagged with: copenhagen, bp, shell oil, european parliament, total, statoil

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (7)Comments to the White House regarding the EISA Section 933 Energy Security Report to Congress

By: Corporate Ethics International | Sierra Club | Greenpeace | Lorne Stockman | Kenny Bruno

Published: October 2009

The following comments are submitted as input to the content of the report the White House is required to submit to Congress under Section 933 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). This memo focuses on the role of Canadian oil sands, traditionally known as tar sands, and suggests that the White House begin dismantling myths about the supposed key role of oil from tar sands to provide energy security. We argue that growth in tar sands imports cannot provide energy security to the United States.

Tagged with: greenpeace, sierra club, corporate ethics international, congress,white house, eisa

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (8)September 14th letter to President Obama regarding Prime Minister Harper’s visit

By: Climate Action Network

Published: October 2009

The Climate Action Network to President Obama expressing concerns that Prime Minister Harper wants to protect the oil sands industry from climate regulation.

Tagged with: whoisharper, climate action network

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (9)Canadian Minister Lisa Raitt Letter to California Gov. Schwarzenegger

By: Minister of Natural Resources (Canada) | Lisa Raitt

Published: April 2009

A letter from Canadian Minister of Natural Resources to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger opposing California’s then pending, now in effect, Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

Tagged with: low carbon fuel standard, california, minister of natural resources,schwarzenegger

Letters

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpgLetter from Houston Mayor to Hillary Clinton regarding Keystone XL

By: Mayor of Houston, TX | Annise D. Parker

Published: March 2011

A copy of the March 1, 2011 letter from Houston mayor Annise D. Parker to Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the letter, the mayor adds her voice to that of the EPA and others in calling for the State Department to provide additional information and analysis regarding the Keystone XL pipeline project.

Tagged with: keystone xl, hillary clinton, annise parker

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (1)Secretary Clinton response to Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson re Keystone XL permitting

By: Department of State | Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Published: December 2010

Secretary Clinton responds to Senator Nelson’s October 10th, 2010 letter assuring him that a decision has not been made regarding the Keystone XL dirty tar sands oil pipeline permit. She also indicates that they will be sure to take into account potential impacts to the Ogallala aquifer, and are deciding whether or not to conduct a supplementary environmental impact statement (EIS).

Tagged with: keystone xl, pipeline, secretary of state, ogallala aquifer,environmental impact statement, ben nelson

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (2)House letter to Secretary Clinton requesting Supplementary EIS for Keystone XL

By: House of Representatives

Published: December 2010

28 members of the House of Representatives sent this letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her to “honor” the U.S. EPA’s low rating of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and conduct a Supplementary EIS for the Keystone XL dirty tar sands oil pipeline proposal.

Tagged with: keystone xl, epa, house kxl letter, secretary of state, environmental impact statement

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (3)Environmental group letter to Secretary Clinton requesting a supplmental EIS for Keystone XL

By: Environmental community (many groups)

Published: November 2010

“On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, particularly those whose land and livelihood are located along the proposed pipeline right-of-way, we write to you to formally request that the Department of State issue a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Keystone XL project and provide a sufficient period of time for public review. The public and cooperating agencies deserve the opportunity to review and comment on the myriad impacts of this massive energy infrastructure project that were left unaddressed in the Draft EIS before the Department finalizes the EIS.”

Tagged with: keystone xl, pipeline, secretary of state, ogallala aquifer, eis, seis

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (4)Senate Letter to Secretary of State Clinton on Keystone XL

By: | Senators Leahy, Merkley, Cardin, Lautenberg, Menendez, Shaheen, Sanders, Whitehouse, Dodd, Gillibrand, Burris

Published: October 2010

 

Tagged with: keystone xl, pipeline, secretary of state, senate, clinton, leahy

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (5)Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns letter to Secretary Clinton regarding her October Keystone XL remarks

By: | Senator Mike Johanns

Published: October 2010

“Your comment that the State Department ‘is inclined’ to grant approval for the [Keystone XL] pipeline appears to prejudge the outcome as a foregone conclusion.”

Tagged with: keystone xl, pipeline, nebraska, secretary of state, mike johanns

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (6)No Tar Sands Oil letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on her trip to Canada

By: No Tar Sands Oil network

Published: September 2010

The No Tar Sands Oil network group letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming Chair Edward Markey in preparation for their September 2010 trip to Canada. The letter thanks them for their efforts to transition the United States to a clean energy future. It also highlights the importance of stopping the Keystone XL pipeline so as to stop America’s increasing addiction to the world’s dirtiest oil… so that a clean energy future can be possible.

Tagged with: keystone xl, pipeline, transcanada, pelosi-markey, stelmach,congress, nancy pelosi, edward markey

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (7)Representative DeFazio “heavy haul” letter to Transportation Secretary LaHood

By: | Representative Pete DeFazio

Published: August 2010

Oregon Representative Pete DeFazio’s letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood urges the Secretary to closely examine the potential impacts of the “Heavy Haul” road widening necessary to transport tar sands mining equipment to Exxon’s Kearl project in Alberta. It also points out that U.S. taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing the Albertan tar sands mining.

Tagged with: montana, exxon, department of transportation, heavy haul, idaho, ray lahood, pete defazio, oregon

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (8)Nebraska State Senator Tony Fulton’s letter to State Department re Keystone XL

By: | Senator Tony Fulton

Published: August 2010

Nebraska State Senator Tony Fulton, a conservative member of the state legislature, sent a letter to the Department of State asking a series of questions about the safety of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal.

Tagged with: keystone xl, pipeline, transcanada, nebraska, tony fulton

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg (9)TransCanada threatens Nebraska landowner with eminent domain for Keystone XL

By: TransCanada | Tim Irons

Published: July 2010

In this copy of a letter to a Nebraska landowner, TransCanada is threatening eminent domain — taking their property by government fiat — to acquire land for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline proposal. They are making these threats before the pipeline has been approved.

Tagged with: keystone xl, pipeline, transcanada, nebraska, eminent domain