Galvanized by the Republican decision to hold a middle class tax cut package hostage for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, Americans have jammed the switchboards in Washington in protest. Credo Action’s Becky Bond reports to ThinkProgress Green that over 7,500 of their members have made over 11,000 calls since 9 am today to Democratic Senators to stand strong against Big Oil pollution. Meanwhile, Tar Sands Action is flooding the White House with calls for Obama to keep his veto pledge. The Keystone XL poison pill — which threatens the heartland’s land and water, the world’s climate, and will kill American jobs — is being debated now on the Senate floor.
GOP’s Attempt To Pollute Middle Class Bill With Tar Sands Spurs Progressive Outrage