Target: Governor of Connecticut Dannel P. Malloy
Goal: Prevent major oil company from pumping tar sands oil through pipelines across the east coast, threatening critical moose habitats
Well-known oil company Exxon-Mobil recently revealed its plans to pump toxic tar sands oil through pipelines along the East coast of the United States. These deadly substances would travel through a 63-year-old pipeline, which runs through a sensitive moose habitat. Since moose feed on aquatic plants in lakes, rivers, and wetlands—often submerging themselves underwater to reach vegetation beneath the surface—a tar sands oil spill in their habitat would have a devastating effect on their already threatened survival.
Bringing tar sands oil into New England would also seriously endanger local birds and fish, which rely on clean water for their survival. However, by speaking out before permits are approved, you could potentially help save a threatened species from disappearing completely in forests throughout New England.
Several New England towns have already stepped up to protect local moose habitats by passing resolutions to keep tar sands out of their communities. Now, officials in the state government must also take a stand against this threat to their local environment by permanently banning tar sands oil pipelines.
By signing this petition, you will be urging government officials to prevent the dangerous tar sands plan from moving forward and help protect the pristine waterways that wildlife across the east coast depend on for their survival.
Dear Governor Malloy,
I urge you to oppose plans by Exxon-Mobil to move dirty tar sands oil east through New England to their final destination in Maine. Pumping tar sands oil through these aging pipelines would severely threaten Connecticut’s waterways and wildlife, including birds, fish, and moose that rely on clean water for their survival.
Allowing Exxon-Mobil to bring tar sands oil into Connecticut would endanger the state’s climate and environment. A spill in one of these waterways would not only pollute the state’s water supply, it would also devastate the local moose habitat. Tar sands oil poses an unacceptable risk to our wildlife and simply cannot be allowed to travel through New England.
Please do everything in your power to stop the dangerous tar sands oil plan from moving forward and help guarantee the survival of local vegetation and wildlife.
[Your Name Here]
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