Members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which is responsible for governing the Democratic Party, have joined the movement to ask President Barack Obama to reject the construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Last week, Democratic National Committee Member and Maryland state Del. Heather Mizeur circulated a DNC resolution asking Obama to stop the pipeline:
Delegate Mizeur asks her DNC colleagues from across the country to endorse the resolution as a way to voice their opposition to a project that would increase carbon emissions, place one of America’s largest aquifers in the line of danger, and do little to improve America’s energy security.
The resolution cites the protesters who engaged in civil disobedience at the White House and the national environmental groups and Peace Prize laureates who supported their cause. The following DNC members have signed the resolution so far:
– Heather R. Mizeur (Maryland)
– Gilda Cobb-Hunter (South Carolina)
– Pat Cotham (North Carolina)
– Carol Pensky (Washington, DC)
– Valerie Rongey (Washington)
– Rick Stafford (Minnesota)
The resolution will be open for signatures from the over 200 DNC members until Oct. 5, 2011.