For Immediate Release
Massive Oil Leak Shows Why Nebraska Should Vote No on Keystone Pipeline
WASHINGTON - Environment America's Global Warming Director Andrea McGimsey issued the following statement in response to today's Keystone Pipeline leak, when more than 200,000 gallons of oil leaked out of the pipeline in Amherst, South Dakota:
"Americans fought the Keystone Pipeline, because we knew it endangered our nation's water and a stable climate. The Nebraska Public Service Commission should look to today's disastrous leak as Exhibit A when commissioners decide in the coming week whether to allow Transcanada to extend this hazardous pipeline through their state. This latest disaster is an urgent reminder that we must stop building infrastructure for dangerous fossil fuels and transition to clean energy as soon as possible."
Environment America is a federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. Our professional staff in 27 states and Washington, D.C., combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for the environment. Environment America draws on 30 years of success in tackling environmental problems.