26 Jul '11, 11am

Vote "No" on House Bill to Fast-Track Keystone Pipeline Review

As early as Tuesday, the House will decide whether to rush a ruling over Big Oil's plan to run a pipeline through the American heartland to deliver the dirtiest oil on the planet from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The bill - H.R. 1938 - would fast-track the vital environmental review this perilous pipeline proposal demands. This legislation deserves a swift and sound defeat. We must all call on our congressmen today to vote against it. The bill is meant to improve the prospects for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline , which would snake its way 1,711 miles from Canada to Texas to take tar sands crude oil to Gulf coast refineries. Because it would cross the U.S. border, the pipeline requires a presidential determination that it is in our national interest. It also requires an environmental review. The U.S. State Department is responsible for both. The State Department expects...

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