Press Release

President’s Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline Shows Leadership and Courage

NRDC: Obama Moves U.S. Toward Clean Energy and Healthier Lives

WASHINGTON (November 10, 2011) – Here are statements from Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council; and Robert Redford, an NRDC Trustee, following the Obama administration’s announcement of a delay in  the Keystone XL pipeline:

Frances Beinecke:

“President Obama is displaying leadership and courage in putting the interests of the American people before those of Big Oil. He has taken another significant step in the fight against climate change and in our march toward a clean energy future, which will mean healthier lives for all. The president’s decision also means that our property, water and agricultural lands cannot be stripped from us without a fight.”



Robert Redford:

“This is American democracy at its best: a President who listens to the voice of the people and shows the courage to do what's right for the country. Thank you, Mr. President, for standing up to Big Oil. Thank you for standing up for us all.”

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