The CEOs of AT&T and Verizon are on the wrong side of Keystone XL

Why would AT&T and Verizon CEOs support the Keystone XL pipeline?

Dear 5849376,

The President has already threatened to veto a new bill, passed in the House on Friday and soon to be passed in the Senate, that would force approval of the "game over for climate" Keystone XL pipeline. This wouldn't be happening if the Republicans had not captured majority control of the Senate including electing Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) -- who won their seats with help from AT&T and Verizon.

What's more, the CEOs of AT&T and Verizon, the two phone companies that provide mobile phone service for most Americans, are also on the wrong side of Keystone XL. Just last year, the Business Roundtable—the elite group of CEOs of the nation's biggest companies—urged Congress to approve the Keystone pipeline. Who is on the group's executive committee? Randall Stephenson, the CEO of AT&T. And who is also a member of the group? Lowell McAdam, the CEO of Verizon Communications, the owner of Verizon Wireless.

I'm the CEO of CREDO, and our opposition to this dirty tar sands pipeline runs so deep that I've been handcuffed and marched away from the White House, not once but twice, to stop Keystone XL. And our company has helped organize nearly 100,000 Americans to pledge to risk arrest to stop this pipeline from being approved.

Make the switch to CREDO Mobile, America's only progressive phone company, and fight Keystone XL every time you use your phone.

"CREDO has been an invaluable ally and leader in the climate fight, regularly pushing boundaries, moving nimbly, and taking a firm stance when others hesitate. Working side by side with them on the Keystone XL fight has meant a great deal to the movement." — 350․org

CREDO is proud of the fact that in addition to our activism, we've given over $600,000 in the past year to environmental groups like 350․org, Rainforest Action Network and Friends of the Earth. They have all joined CREDO in the fight to stop the Keystone XL pipeline.

The choice could not be clearer. The phone company you choose makes a difference. For good—or for bad.

I have the great privilege of serving as the CEO of CREDO Mobile. And given the astonishing outpouring of opposition from our members and activist friends to building the Keystone XL pipeline, I have been honored to represent this groundswell of opposition at the White House fence twice in the past. I'm ready and willing to join 100,000 others who care deeply about this issue and have pledged to risk arrest if necessary to stop this pipeline.

Republicans could force approval of this pipeline at any time. We are fighting this pipeline with everything we've got. CREDO members have stepped up in truly unprecedented numbers—almost 650,000 of us have submitted more than 2.5 million petition signatures. More than 300,000 of us turned in public comments to the State Department opposing the pipeline. Our members helped organize over 300 emergency response rallies when the State Department released its latest flawed Environmental Impact Statement. Literally hundreds of us have been arrested. And nearly 100,000 of us have signed the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance, willing to be arrested if necessary to stop this pipeline.

These efforts are only possible because of CREDO's customers. CREDO Mobile puts a portion of our customers' bills to work in the most important progressive fights of the day. There's no additional cost to our customers—and the more people who join CREDO, the more resources we can put into crucial fights like defeating Keystone XL.

This is it. It's the home stretch in our long fight to stop this disastrous tar sands pipeline. In order to stop the carbon bomb, we must step it up even more.

Will you step it up by joining CREDO Mobile, whose revenues help make this all possible? Give us a call at 877–346–0516 and mention special offer code 319556 or join online today.

Michael Kieschnick,
President and CEO,
CREDO Mobile

P.S. CREDO fights the acceleration of climate change fiercely on every front. I've been arrested—twice—defending our climate and I will risk arrest again if necessary. In addition to our commitment to lead and fund the fight against Keystone XL, we're also deeply engaged in campaigns to support clean renewable energy, stop fracking, shut down coal plants and strengthen federal and state rules to decrease carbon and keep fossil fuels in the ground.

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