Fight Reignites to Stop Keystone XL
Republicans in Washington, D.C., aren’t giving up trying to ram through the Keystone XL pipeline. On Monday, less than two weeks after President Obama rejected the controversial Canada-to-Texas project, Republicans in the Senate introduced a bill that would let Congress make it a reality. They’re also scrambling to attach Keystone XL to other pieces of legislation floating around the Capitol.
We’re not surprised: Big Oil and its congressional cronies were angered by Obama’s rejection of Keystone XL. We can’t let up on the counterpressure. If it’s built, Keystone XL would, as climatologist Dr. James Hansen says, be “game over” for climate change. It would also be a disaster for Canada’s boreal forests (where the tar sands the pipeline would carry are extracted) and put hundreds of waterways and some 20 imperiled plants and animals, from the whooping crane to the piping plover, at risk of a spill — which government scientists say would be inevitable.
The Center for Biological Diversity has been at the forefront of the fight against Keystone XL, and we’ll keep you up to date on how to stop this dangerous project.