Washington, DC - “We are very pleased with the decision by the Obama Administration to reject the permits necessary to build the Keystone XL pipeline,” said Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the League of Women Voters of the U.S.

“Today, the Obama Administration stood up for the future of our environment and for the health and well-being of Americans,” MacNamara said. “TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline would have put the safety of our drinking water and the health and well-being of America’s heartland at risk. The League has long thought this project was all risk, no reward and we are proud to stand in support of today’s decision by the Administration.”

“The League applauds the historic step made by the Obama Administration to fully reject the Keystone XL pipeline.” 

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