MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: 1/13/15
CONTACT: Jenna deBoisblanc, 350 Louisiana Co-founder, firstname.lastname@example.org, (504) 289-3379
Rally in New Orleans Part of National Action Urging President Obama to Reject Keystone XL
Rally this Tuesday at 7:30PM on Freret St. is part of nationwide day of action led by CREDO, Rainforest Action Network, the Sierra Club, and 350.org
New Orleans, LA – Local activists will project images of Keystone XL and its consequences on the sides of buildings on Freret and Cadiz (4528 Freret Street) this Tuesday, January 13th at 7:30PM as activists chant and hold signs. The action calls on President Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline immediately. The Keystone XL pipeline would be a huge source of carbon pollution, and clearly fails the “climate test” set by President Obama by threatening to seriously exacerbate climate change.
The event is part of a national campaign led by CREDO, Rainforest Action Network, the Sierra Club and 350.org, among a host of other organizations, calling on the president to keep his commitment to reduce carbon pollution by rejecting the pipeline.
WHAT: Activists will project images of Keystone XL and its potential effects on the side of buildings along Freret, and demand that President Obama veto the pipeline. Activists will hold signs and chant against the pipeline.
WHO: 350 Louisiana, Divest Tulane and Tulane Green Club, the Sierra Club, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and other progressive/environmental groups.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 13th at 7:30PM
WHERE: Freret St. and Cadiz St. (4528 Freret Street)
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 overseas. The rally in New Orleans is part of a campaign to try and stop the pipeline from ruining the climate, endangering communities along the proposed pipeline route, and sinking Louisiana by exacerbating climate change.
350 Louisiana, a local branch of 350.org, is engaging local activists in an international, grassroots movement to address the global climate crisis, as well as its local consequences. Coastal Louisiana is ground zero for climate impacts thanks to rising seas and stronger storms; there is a dire need for climate action to preserve our culture and way of life.