08 Feb '12, 11pm

Tell Obama: No Sweetheart Deal For Big Oil & Keystone XL | Care2 Causes

It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the State Department’s decision to reject TransCanada’s request for a permit to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. But true to form, Big Oil and their hired politicians are already threatening to shove the Keystone XL pipeline down the throats of the millions of Americans who have spoken out against it. On Tuesday, a House committee passed a bill mandating federal approval of the Keystone XL within 30 days of receiving a proposal for it. Now, the legislation heads to the full House, where it will be attached to a $260 billion transportation bill backed by House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio). Assuming that House Republicans pass it without hesitation, the bill will then head to the Senate where Democrats have the majority. If approved, the 1,700-mile pipeline would transport up to 35 million gallons of tar-sands oil — one...

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