TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRIES TO FAST-TRACK KEYSTONE XL PIPE DREAM


‘Latest in a string of decisions ignoring facts, public opinion and the law’

Tar sands in Alberta, Canada.

Tar sands in Alberta, Canada.

PHOTO BY DRU OJA JAY / DOMION
MARCH 24, 2017
San Francisco, CA —The following is a statement from Earthjustice Vice President of Litigation for Climate and Energy Abigail Dillen in response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it is granting a permit to the controversial and much-criticized Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline:

“This is the latest in a string of decisions where the Trump administration is ignoring facts, public opinion and the law. As Arctic sea ice reaches its lowest level ever and rising seas flood Miami, we need to put the brakes on dirty fossil fuel projects and invest in clean energy. Instead, the current administration is trying to fast-track the Keystone XL pipeline—a literal pipe dream—and de-fund our clean energy investments. This decision defies all logic, not to mention the wishes of 75 percent of Americans who want our leaders to regulate climate pollution. In combination with all of their recent missteps, it’s as if the Trump administration is determined to go down as the most irrational and destructive presidential administration in history.”

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One Response to TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRIES TO FAST-TRACK KEYSTONE XL PIPE DREAM

  1. eslkevin says:

    Dear Kevin,

    Today the Trump administration moved to fast-track the Keystone XL pipeline, once again making clear that it is prepared to ignore facts, public opinion and the law.

    In addition to being a destructive and potentially devastating step in the wrong direction, this action goes against the wishes of 75 percent of the people in this country who want our leaders to do more to regulate climate pollution. It’s as if this administration is determined to go down as the most irrational and destructive presidential administration in history.

    With Arctic sea ice reaching record lows and rising seas flooding Miami, it could not be more clear that we need to put the brakes on dirty fossil fuel projects and invest in clean energy. While today’s announcement is disheartening, the good news is that we stand prepared to fight back!

    The only way we can win these fights is if we continue to push back against corporate interests and hold our elected officials accountable. The shift to clean energy is happening now, and Earthjustice is using the power of the law to battle back against those who want to keep us locked into aging, dirty energy infrastructure because it benefits their bottom line.

    Thank you for standing with us,

    Abbie Dillen
    VP of Litigation for
    Climate & Energy
    @abbiedillen

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