Friday, November 11, 2011

Keystone XL pipeline delayed!

Dear Friend,

Thanks to the historic activism and pressure of thousands of people around the country, the State Department and Obama Administration announced today that they will re-evaluate the route of the Keystone XL pipeline, and restart their environmental assessment, which take until at least the beginning of 2013 to complete.

This is huge. The decision is not the same as rejecting the pipeline. But it is a major delay. And it is proof that our activism made a difference.

The Obama Administration has also said that the new evaluation will take into account the enormous climate change impacts of the pipeline. This is important progress, as the climate change pollution produced by this pipeline was not considered in the State Department's initial sham review.

I just signed a petition to thank President Obama for restarting the pipeline review process, and telling him to reject the pipeline once and for all:

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