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Citizens Draw the Line Against Tar Sands Oil in York

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York, ME (September 21, 2013) – Nearly thirty citizens concerned about the global impacts of increased development of tar sands oil gathered outside of a York TD Bank location on Saturday, September 21st. The event was one of more than 200 events throughout North America during a day of citizen action organized by 350.org to speak against toxic tar sands pollution. TD Bank is a major shareholder in TransCanada, a dominant player in the tar sands industry and owner of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. It is an example of a company choosing corporate profits over global climate health. According to York event organizers, the aim is to raise the level of awareness of the threats to humankind from development of these dirty, carbon-heavy resources. Oil derived from tar sands is more toxic to our environment than conventional oil. 350 Maine/York organizer, Hilary Clark said “We want President Obama to speak for the future and reject the XL Pipeline.” For more information visit www.350Maine.org.

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