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The Dalai Lama, Tar Sands, and You

The Dalai Lama & Other Laureates Call on President to Reject Tar Sands Pipeline
The Dalai Lama, Tar Sands, and You

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Help us run their powerful letter as a full-page ad in The New York Times and build overwhelming moral pressure on the White House in the decisive weeks ahead.

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Dear Supporter,

It’s a historic opportunity. We must make the most of it.

Last week, nine Nobel Peace Laureates -- including the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu -- sent President Obama a letter, urging him to “do the right thing” and reject the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

These revered moral leaders want to get their message out far and wide in order to stop this singularly destructive project.

You can help make it happen!

Please make an emergency donation so that NRDC can run their powerful letter to President Obama as a full-page ad in next week’s national New York Times.

I urge you to read the Nobel Laureates’ letter immediately. It does not mince words. It warns that the tar sands pipeline will not only threaten America’s people and environment, “but will endanger the entire planet” through the massive quantities of global warming pollution it will unleash.

Led by the Nobel Women’s Initiative, the Laureates plead with the President to make good on his pledge of “creating a clean energy economy” -- one that will contribute “to the health and well-being of everyone on this planet.”

They’re hoping that you and I can get that message to millions more Americans and leading opinion makers, who can then make their own opposition felt in the critical weeks ahead as the President nears a final decision on the tar sands pipeline.

Please donate now. We need to raise $55,000 immediately to run their letter in The New York Times. We can raise that amount in just 24 hours if a few thousand supporters like you each make a small donation. Won’t you help?

Even the oil industry knows there is no better messenger on this planet than His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his fellow Nobel Laureates.
Here’s what the head of the Oil Sands Developers Group said last week:

“We are being outgunned in the PR arena -- I can talk to 20 universities and not have the impact of a letter from the Dalai Lama.”

You and I now have the chance to magnify that letter’s impact 1000-fold by getting it to a much wider national audience. Please help by making a tax-deductible gift right now.

Thank you for making sure their voices of reason and moral authority are heard.

Frances Beinecke
Natural Resources Defense Council

P.S. The Nobel Laureates’ letter to the President could be a turning point in our hard-fought campaign to stave off one of the most destructive projects on Earth. Please help us make the most of this historic opportunity by donating to run our ad now.


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