Target: Barack Obama, President of the United States of America
Goal: Praise President Obama’s commitment to blocking new oil pipeline and promoting green energy
In a recent statement President Obama made his position on the energy future of the United States clear by committing to block the newest iteration of the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline would bring even more oil from the Canadian Tar Sands into the United States to be processed and sold. The end result would be further damage to the environment, greater job loss in the U.S. economy, and even more money for billionaires. For all of these reasons, President Obama’s commitment is welcome news and deserves commendation.
The supporters of the new pipeline like to claim that it would be a boost to the economy, provide a source of new jobs, and would make the U.S. less dependent on foreign fuels. The truth is that the company trying to get the pipeline built has been cutting jobs by the thousands and the money made from the pipeline would be fast tracked to its billionaire owners. Not to mention all of the horrible effects the pipeline would have on the environment both close by and far away. Construction of the pipeline would almost definitely cause deforestation, oil spills into precious habitats, and a .4 percent increase in carbon emissions.
This pipeline would have been a man-made disaster for our environment and another means of funneling money up the ladder to corporate fat cats and their associates in Washington D.C. There are a thousand reasons this pipeline shouldn’t be built; it is important to thank President Obama for taking a stand on this divisive issues and ensuring that the United States is safe from this menace. Please sign below to show your appreciation for his commitment and to encourage further commitment to green energy in the future.
Dear President Obama,
I am writing to thank you for your recent commitment to veto the passage of a bill that would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built. The pipeline is nothing but bad news for everyone living in the United States except for a few billionaire oil tycoons. The toll on the environment alone should be enough to give any person pause, but the fact that it would actually harm the U.S. economy and job market really makes this pipeline a lose-lose.
I appreciate the commitment to renewable energy you have made with your intention to veto. It is refreshing to see a politician, specifically a president, take a hardline stance for what they believe is best and not cater to corporations or congressional squabbling. Your decision to take a stand on this issue is a credit to you and I want to thank you once more. The future of this world is not in oil and the sooner that people realize this, and stop trying to suck the earth dry, the better.
[Your Name Here]
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