Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, May 5, 2015

Contact: Valerie Love, (510) 274-9713,

At Steyer's Fundraiser for Clinton, 'Frostpaw' the Polar Bear to Urge Rejection of Keystone XL

SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity’s Frostpaw the Polar Bear will rally outside of a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at billionaire Tom Steyer’s house Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco. Activists are calling on Clinton to outline a bold plan for addressing the climate crisis, including opposing Keystone XL.

What: Frostpaw the Polar Bear and other climate activists will rally outside a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.

When: May 6, 2 p.m.

Where: Intersection of Pacific Ave and Baker St, San Francisco-Pacific Heights, CA 94115

Media availability: Frostpaw and other climate activists will be available for media interviews.

A year ago 30 conservation groups, representing millions of Americans, sent a letter to Clinton urging her to speak out against Keystone XL. The Environmental Protection Agency has said that developing the tar sands that would be carried by the pipeline would be the pollution equivalent of fumes spewing from 5.7 million cars over the next 50 years. Clinton has yet to take a public position on the pipeline.

“If we’re going to have a planet that’s livable for people and wildlife, we need Hillary Clinton standing with millions of Americans calling for an end to fossil fuel addiction,” said Valerie Love with the Center. “Tackling the climate crisis ought to start with rejecting projects like Keystone XL followed by a visionary plan to dramatically reduce carbon pollution and steer us toward cleaner, safer energy sources.”

 The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 825,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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