President Will Veto Congressional Keystone XL Interference Bill

WASHINGTON (February 11, 2015) – The House today gave final congressional approval to legislation that would force approval of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, sending the measure to President Obama who already promised to veto it. Danielle Droitsch, Canada Project director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued the following statement in response:

“It’s a sad spectacle to see the new GOP-run Congress waste its first month trying to force construction of this misguided pipeline. Piping the dirtiest oil on the planet through America’s heartland would worsen climate change and endanger our land and water. That’s clearly not in the national interest. The president should reject the pipeline, once and for all. And Congress should focus instead on protecting our communities, expanding clean energy and building a safer future.”


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