02 Dec '11, 6pm

Lawmakers Push Disastrous Legislation on Keystone XL

For Immediate Release, December 2, 2011 Contact: Noah Greenwald, (503) 484-7495 Lawmakers Push Disastrous Legislation on Keystone XL Law Would Force Presidential Decision on Controversial, Destructive Pipeline in 60 Days WASHINGTON— The House Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing today on legislation called the “North American Energy Security Act,” which would require President Barack Obama to issue a permit on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline within 60 days of the law’s enactment or determine the pipeline is not in the national interest. The legislation comes on the heels of a decision by the State Department to delay the pipeline’s approval to allow for more study of its environmental impacts on our land, air, water and climate. “Once again congressional Republicans are paying more attention to their deep-pocketed campaign contributors in oil and gas than...

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