For Immediate Release
Daniel Kessler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-501-1779
Statement in Response to B.C.’s Rejection of Northern Gateway Tar Sands Pipeline
OAKLAND - In response to the British Columbia government’s rejection of a proposal for the Northern Gateway pipeline project, 350.org founder Bill McKibben issued the following statement:
“For years the tar sands promoters have said: ‘if we don't build Keystone XL the tar sands will get out some other way.' British Columbians just slammed the door on the most obvious other way, so now it's up to President Obama. If he approve Keystone XL he bails out the Koch Brothers and other tar sands investors; if he rejects the pipeline, then an awful lot of that crude is going to stay in the ground where it belongs.”
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