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Dani Heffernan,, +1 (305) 992-1544 on Trump's Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline


Today, Trump granted a new presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Executive Director May Boeve gave the following response:

"This is a ridiculous attempt by Trump to skirt due process to benefit an oil corporation. This latest move reaffirms where the President's allegiances lie -- with the fossil fuel industry. While Trump granted this permit, tens of thousands of people in Nebraska and South Dakota are still dealing with the devastation caused by historic flooding throughout the region. Instead of supporting communities facing impacts from climate change in their backyards, he chose to advance the agenda of Big Oil. The Keystone XL pipeline continues to face legal challenges -- no one, not even the President, is above the law. Tribal nations, ranchers and activists will continue to fight against Trump and TransCanada's pipeline and stand up for our right to a safe and just climate."

This month, a coalition of Indigenous leaders, farmers, ranchers, and national organizations launched the 'Promise to Protect' training tour, bringing knowledge from the frontlines of the fight against Keystone XL to local fossil fuel resistance happening across the country. The tour, named for the commitment made by more than 25,000 people to mobilize against the Keystone XL pipeline, will stop in 10 cities across the U.S. and several reservations along the pipeline route.

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