"We hope Congress can now find truly common ground on other initiatives like a sportsmen’s bill, dedicated wildlife conservation funding, and investing in energy efficiency and clean energy."
President Obama has vetoed a bill that would have short-circuited the federal review of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and forced its approval.
Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said today:
"President Obama has taken a stand for America’s wildlife, clean water and stable climate against a polluting project that threatens wildlife every step of the way, from caribou to waterfowl to endangered whooping cranes.
"The silver lining during the debate was the growing bipartisan support for programs that protect wildlife like the Land and Water Conservation Fund and for acknowledging climate science. We hope Congress can now find truly common ground on that and other initiatives like a sportsmen’s bill, dedicated wildlife conservation funding, and investing in energy efficiency and clean energy."
National Wildlife Federation’s work fighting proposed tar sands infrastructure expansions like Keystone XL, Alberta Clipper, and the Portland-Montreal pipeline.
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