This week, President Obama fulfilled his promise to veto legislation approving the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline! The League is proud to stand behind the President’s veto because the pipeline is not in our national interest. But the fight is not over—President Obama and the U.S. State Department must still make a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.
The Keystone XL pipeline will threaten the safety of our drinking water, promote a bad energy policy and increase the greenhouse gases in our atmosphere that contribute to climate change. This pipeline is a venture that all risk, no reward. A full rejection of the pipeline by the President would strengthen his commitment to putting people before polluters
We are at a turning point in this fight and we need you to raise your voice yet again. The President vetoed Congress’ attempt to force through the pipeline, but he must still make his final decision on whether to proceed.
The President has all of the information he needs to make an informed decision to reject the KXL pipeline. Even the Environmental Protection Agency has indicated that the pipeline will be a significant contributor to climate change if it is built (PDF). Rejecting the pipeline once and for all will confirm the President’s commitment to protect public health and safeguard our environment.
The League stands in support of President Obama’s fight against climate change, including a full rejection of the Keystone XL legislation.