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Environmentalists praise Obama’s decision to review Keystone pipeline route

November 10th, 2011

Environmentalists cheered the surprise announcement today that the U.S. State Department will re-evaluate the route of the proposed controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, and praised President Obama for ordering the reconsideration.

“The president didn’t outright reject the pipeline permit…But a few minutes ago the president sent the pipeline back to the State Department for a thorough re-review, which most analysts are saying will effectively kill the project. The president explicitly noted climate change, along with the pipeline route, as one of the factors that a new review would need to assess,” wrote environmental activist Bill McKibben on the TarSandsAction.org blog.


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Obama: Please don’t permit Keystone XL

August 24th, 2011

Frances Beinecke

It is the fifth day of the sit-ins at the White House urging President Obama to deny a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Today several environmental leaders and I sent a letter to the President saying that even if our groups do not engage in civil disobedience, we wholeheartedly share the protestors’ position that the proposed tar sands oil Keystone XL Pipeline will take America in the wrong direction.


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Tea Party Republicans in the House resume assault on the environment

June 22nd, 2011

Frances Beinecke, president, NRDC

The U.S. House has just returned from recess, and the Tea Party Republicans want to make it their first order of business to resume their assault on the environment. House Republican leaders and their Tea Party colleagues are working to block any effort to update the protections that keep our air and water clean.


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