Tell President Obama — it’s time to reject KXL once and for all!
Just hours ago, the Nebraska Supreme Court failed to nullify the unconstitutional law that places Keystone XL above the rights of landowners to protect their land and water.
While this wrongheaded decision is a blow to our friends who have bravely fought Keystone XL on the ground in Nebraska for years, it also puts this dirty tar sands pipeline one step closer to being rejected. Now that the route in Nebraska is known, the Obama administration can finally decide if KXL is in our national interest.
President Obama has made it clear that Keystone XL can’t be in our national interest — and thus must be rejected — if it increases carbon pollution and makes climate change worse.
It has always been clear that Keystone XL will do just that. In 2014 alone, three major tar sands projects were canceled because they were simply unprofitable given rising costs, lower oil prices and lack of market access from pipelines like Keystone XL. Approving Keystone XL would open the floodgates of climate-damaging tar sands crude flowing through the U.S. — which is just what Big Oil needs to expand production.
In short, every day it becomes more and more clear that this dirty pipeline to nowhere makes no sense. It fails President Obama’s climate test, and must be rejected. Tell President Obama it’s time to reject Keystone XL once and for all!
The only ones who still want this disastrous pipeline are the oil industry and its bought-and-paid-for friends in Congress. We saw this again today as the House of Representatives voted to approve KXL, fulfilling their promise to Big Oil. That bill failed to get enough votes to override President Obama’s promised veto, and the president still has the sole authority to decide this matter once and for all.
What this vote did do, however, was show once again that while the rest of the country is ready to invest in clean, renewable energy, they’re investing in denial and trying desperately to keep America dependent on outdated sources of fuel.
We agree with these Big Oil-backed politicians on one thing: The approval process for Keystone XL has gone on long enough, and it’s time to wrap it up and reject Keystone XL once and for all. Take a moment right now to urge President Obama to reject Keystone XL.
Thanks for doing your part to defeat this toxic pipeline,
Sierra Club Executive Director
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