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Keystone XL Pipeline Protest

Ride the Bus for Progress to Washington, DC on February 17th (Presidents Day weekend) to end, once and for all, the Keystone XL Pipeline project and the damaging greenhouse gases it would unlock!

President Obama was re-elected by a majority of Americans.  It is now time for him to use his "political capital" and end the Keystone XL Pipeline project for good.  The President has often mentioned (even prior to hurricane Sandy) the importance of stopping climate change.  Now is his time to act - and our responsibility to remind him.

Oil produced by mining tar sands is about the dirtiest oil on earth.  Just creating a barrel of tar sands oil releases a tremendous amount of greenhouse gases, not to mention the toxic byproducts.

TransCanada hopes to build the Keystone XL Pipeline to bring this Canadian oil through the heartland of America to the gulf ports in Texas.  Once there, the oil would be sold on the international market, and would not even benefit American oil prices.

In November 2011, thousands of activists from around the country joined hands to surround the White House.  The demonstration convinced President Obama to halt the pipeline project, and study it for another year.  On February 17th, we hope that this action will dwarf the previous one.  It might be the largest rally to fight Climate Change in Washington, DC history!

Pencil February 17th into your calendar and join us!  The more people we bring, the bigger our statement!  This trip will be open to Bus for Progress supporters, members and guests. We are asking for a contribution of $55 for the round-trip journey to Washington, with proceeds supporting the bus, and its non-profit organization.  We'll make the following stops to pick people up.
  • 7:00 AM in Red Bank behind the Tri-Parkway Corporate Park building, on 200 Schulz Drive (enter at intersection with Half Mile Road), just blocks from the Garden State Parkway 109 entrance.
  • 7:20 AM at the Wall Township, Garden State Parkway Rest Area (mile 100). The bus will pick up folks from the commuter lot at the very south end (down the hill towards Belmar Blvd.).
  • 7:45 AM at Glory's Market, 584 Cedar Swamp Rd,  Jackson, NJ 08527. (corner of  W. Commodore Blvd [CR-526] & Cedar Swamp Rd [CR-527]). Park along the tree line parallel to Cedar Swamp Rd.
  • 8:05 AM at the Home Depot parking lot on Route 130 (Southbound side) in Robbinsville, just south of I-195. Park your car at the corner of the parking lot near the entrance and highway.
Please arrive at each location 10 minutes early, so you are ready to hop on the bus when it arrives.  After the rally, we'll stop for dinner and then head home.

The Bus for Progress is a very fun and comfortable way to travel.  With a full restroom, couches, tables, chairs, a microwave, coffee maker and cooler, you'll enjoy the ride and make new friends along the way.

In the event that snow or ice makes the drive to Washington hazardous, all monies will be returned in full.  See our cancellation policy.

Join us on Sunday, February 17th.  With EPA Commissioner Lisa Jackson retiring, and industry pressures building, now is a crucial time to stop the XL Pipeline.
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Additional info from the organizers.