2013 News

Prior to annual assembly, nurses rally against oil pipeline


From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
July/August 2013 Edition

With the magnificent expanse of the Golden Gate Bridge as backdrop and pathway, MNA and NNU nurses from across the country rallied together in June to call for an end to the Keystone XL Pipeline project, a ghastly effort to transport poisonous tar sands 1,700 miles from Canada to Texas, exposing hundreds of communities en route to calamitous spills, ruined water systems and deleterious health effects. More than 1,500 nurses were joined by environmental activists from many organizations in the rally that took place before the annual Staff Nurse Assembly in San Francisco. Their colorful signs told the story: “Clean Energy Creates Jobs” and “One Planet, One People, No Pipeline.”