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CREDO Statement on Delay to Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

WASHINGTON - Following the news that the Obama Administration is delaying a decision on Keystone XL, CREDO, a national progressive group working to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, released the following statement:

“It is deeply disappointing that Secretary Kerry and President Obama can’t yet muster the courage to stand up to the oil industry and reject Keystone XL," said Elijah Zarlin, CREDO's senior campaign manager. “Still, this is yet another defeat for TransCanada, tar sands developers like the Koch Brothers, and oil-soaked politicians. No doubt, the nearly 100,000 people who have pledged to risk arrest to stop Keystone XL played a key role in pushing the administration to more accurately consider the full impact of this project - which must clearly result in rejection. No delays will diminish our commitment to stopping Keystone XL."

CREDO, Rainforest Action Network, and the Other 98% have spearheaded an effort to prepare tens of thousands of people across the country to deploy a massive nationwide wave of peaceful, dignified civil disobedience if Secretary Kerry recommends approval of Keystone XL to the president. So far, more than 95,200 people have signed the Pledge of Resistance. Read the full pledge here: http://act.credoaction.com/sign/kxl_pledge

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