18 Jan '12, 8pm

NRDC President Frances: Obama Rejects the Keystone XL Pipeline and Protects America's National Interest

The Obama Administration has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline for tar sands oil . This decision puts the health and safety of the American people above the interests of Big Oil. And it confirms President Obama’s commitment to combating the threats of climate change, air pollution, and oil addiction. President Obama’s decision represents a victory of truth over misinformation. Here in the United States, oil companies trumpet false job claims and promise a secure supply of oil. But in the Canadian press, oil companies talk freely about using the pipeline to export oil to Asian markets and charge more money for the oil they do sell in the U.S. The facts reveal this pipeline was never in America’s national interest. It would have endangered our people, our air, our water, and our lands for the benefit of oil companies. The Obama administration rejected the Keystone XL pipelin...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/obama_rejects...

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