07 Jan '12, 5pm

Tell President Obama: Just Say No to the Keystone XL Pipeline | Care2 Causes

Tell President Obama: Just Say No to the Keystone XL Pipeline | Care2 Causes

by Frances Beinecke , President, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) This is a do-or-die moment for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Republican leaders in Congress have carried out their threat to pass a payroll tax-cut bill that contains a provision requiring President Obama to make a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline in 60 days — without waiting for the full environmental review that has just begun. The Keystone rider has nothing to do with tax relief. But Republican leaders cynically used what everyone agrees is the urgent need to extend the payroll tax and provide unemployment benefits to millions of Americans as an opportunity to score points with the oil industry. The good news is that these anti-environmental lawmakers have overplayed their hand. The State Department has already said that it can’t make a decision on the pipeline in only two ...

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