For Immediate Release
Karthik Ganapathy, (347) 881-3784
350 Responds to President Obama’s Veto of Keystone XL Bill
WASHINGTON - In response to President Obama’s veto of a Congressional bill forcing approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, 350.org Executive Director May Boeve issued the following statement:
“This veto is conclusive proof that activism works. After four years of rallies, marches, sit-ins, and civil disobedience, we’re thrilled to see President Obama take an important first step by vetoing this love letter to Big Oil. As the President himself has argued, Keystone XL would worsen climate change, threaten the safety of farmers and landowners in America’s heartland, and create essentially no long-term jobs—all so a Canadian oil company gets to ship dirty tar sands to the rest of the world. Now, it’s time for the President to show he’s serious about his climate legacy by moving on to step two: rejecting this pipeline once and for all.”
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