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Gabby Brown,

Trump Administration Releases Sham Review on Keystone XL

Surprising no one, State Department focused on checking boxes rather than doing its job


Today, Donald Trump's State Department released a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline's route through Nebraska, finding that it would have "no significant" impact on the environment.

The draft comes just a week after State announced that it would conduct this review.

In response, Sierra Club Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign director Kelly Martin released the following statement:
"The Trump administration sees no problem with building Keystone XL -- in other news, the grass is still green and the sky is still blue. Keystone XL is a threat to our land, water, wildlife, communities, and climate. We've held off construction of this pipeline for 10 years, and regardless of this administration's attempts to force this dirty tar sands pipeline on the American people, that fight will continue until Keystone XL is stopped once and for all."

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