New Yorkers concerned about new efforts by GOP leaders in the US Senate to ‘fastrack’ approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline will march on Valentine’s Day to the Manhattan office of Sen. Chuck Schumer to urge him not to cave in to Oil Industry interests.
“Chuck Schumer should know we are watching him” said Zack Malitz, a Senior at C.U.N.Y. and one of the march organizers, “and on Valentine’s day we will deliver a very clear message to him: “DON’T BREAK OUR HEARTS CHUCK – SAY NO TO THE DIRTY KEYTSONE PIPELINE.”
The march will begin at Das Hammarskjold UN Plaza (47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Ave) at 12:00 noon, and culminate at Schumers’ office at 780 Third Avenue, in Manhattan,12:30 pm.
In the next few days the US Senate will be considering whether to force approval of the pipeline, overriding President Obama’s previous rejection. As one of the most powerful leaders in the Senate, Sen. Schumer can play a key role in stopping the pipeline but he has thus far avoided taking a position.
“We demand to know where he stands with us on this disastrous “Tar Sands” pipeline – a pipeline most New Yorkers, like the majority of Americans, don’t want” said Belinda Rodriguez of Manhattan. “We need to know that he will not bargain away NY’s climate future.” said Rodriguez.
WHERE: Manhattan Office of Senator Chuck Schumer
780 3rd Avenue, NY NY
WHEN: Tuesday February 14, 2012, 12:30 pm