Senate Votes to Fast-Track Dirty Oil Pipeline
Tell President Obama to say "No" to the Keystone XL Pipeline Permit
The U.S. Senate voted Dec. 17 to approve the payroll tax cut package that includes a provision to bypass environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would which would carry dirty tar sands oil 1,600 miles from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
In response, Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, issued the following statement:
“Using the payroll tax cut package to advance Big Oil’s profits was an insult to America’s working families. But the real insult to this injury is the poisoned water and air, the destroyed livelihoods for farmers and ranchers that this dirty Keystone XL pipeline brings to the nation’s heartland.
“Big Oil and their cronies in Congress know that this expensive, dangerous and unnecessary pipeline fails the national interest test. That’s why they are trying to bypass the required thorough, unbiased scientific review and rush this project through.
“The Senate failed in its duty to uphold the laws of the United States and protect the American people. When this bill reaches the President’s desk, President Obama must reject the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all.”
You can help by calling President Obama at 202-456-1111 and urging him to stand strong against Big Oil and deny the Keystone XL Pipeline permit.
last modified 1/2/2012 4:56:52 AM by Bradley Green; article ID: 269
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