Washington, D.C. –(ENEWSPF)–November 6, 2015. Today, the Obama Administration rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, further cementing his climate legacy.
In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune issued the following statement:
“Today President Obama said yes to clean energy and public health, and no to dirty oil and dangerous pollution. The Sierra Club is thankful that President Obama has chosen the clean energy promise of prosperity and innovation over the dirty fuels of the 19th century.
“By saying no to the Keystone XL pipeline, the president is demonstrating our nation’s leadership on climate action in advance of the international climate negotiations in Paris this December, providing an important boost of momentum. We applaud his statement that ‘[we] have to keep some fossil fuels in the ground rather than burn them and release more dangerous pollution into the sky.’
“Stopping the Keystone XL pipeline is a victory for the planet, for the health and well-being of the communities along the pipeline route, and for future generations to come. It also demonstrates the power of the millions of people who raised their voices in opposition to the pipeline, and of the growing movement to end our dependence on dirty fossil fuels. Now, instead of building a pipeline that cuts our country in two, we are free to invest in clean energy that creates jobs and brings our country together.”
Secretary of State Kerry on the Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Determination, Nov. 6, 2015
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