Keystone XL Do-Over Likely a Lethal Blow
Obama administration announces redo of environmental assessment of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
The Obama Administration today announced they would redo an environmental assessment of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Larry Schweiger, NWF president and CEO said:
“This do-over is likely a lethal blow. The project won’t be able to stand the scrutiny because Americans now understand that it will increase our addiction to dirty, expensive tar sands oil for decades.
“The Keystone XL pipeline was the wrong project in the wrong place. You can change the route, but it is still the wrong project at a time when we need investments in clean energy alternatives that don’t spill, don’t pollute, and don’t run out.
“Over the last several months, a groundswell of opposition sunk this project. Not since the first Earth Day have I seen so much energy directed toward conserving the environment for our children. This is a great moment for the thousands of Americans who have stood up to this project, from town halls to the White House.”