06 Oct '11, 11am

Over 200 business leaders call on the President to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Over 200 business leaders sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline as not being in our economic interest. The State Department is currently determining whether this project is in the national interest. Business leaders and investors with a stake in the clean energy economy are sending a clear message: the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will undermine our efforts to move forward with clean energy investments. It is not in our economic interest to support expansion of the tar sands oil industry. Providing input into the national interest determination process around the pipeline, these business leaders find that “Permitting the Keystone XL pipeline is a long-term investment in tar sands oil, one of the most carbon and water intensive fuels under development. If constructed, this pipeline will undermine the U.S. commitment t...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/sclefkowitz/over_200_bu...

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