23 Dec '11, 1pm

Killing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline: the gift of hope for a clean energy future

The House has said it will vote today to pass a “tax holiday” extension package that contains an unrelated provision to speed up a decision on the dirty energy Keystone XL tar sands pipeline . How does this help fight climate change? By requiring a decision before the pipeline route is even determined, Republicans have inadvertently given the President no choice but to reject Keystone XL - an unexpected holiday gift that will help us fight climate change and promote clean energy. It is clear that Republicans and Big Oil hoped to rush approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline after the Administration decided on an additional year of review, including determination of a new route that would avoid the fragile Nebraska Sandhills. But this attempt is going to backfire as the fast-tracking attempt leaves the President no choice but to say that based on available information...

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