Reaction to Inspector General Investigation of State Department's Keystone XL Review

Uncategorized — the tar sands action team November 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm

In response to the State Department’s inspector general decision to conduct a “special review” of the department’s analysis of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, Bill McKibben, who helped to lead yesterday’s 12,000 person ally outside the White House, said:

“It’s good to see the administration beginning to listen to responsible lawmakers, and we look forward to the results of this inquiry about the warped environmental review process. But it’s important to understand that the process has always been the smaller of our objections. while we’ve been dismayed by the corrupt conduct of the state department, our real problem has from the start been the fact that these tar sands are the second largest pool of carbon on earth. Since the State Department didn’t even bother to study that global warming question, the only real answer is to send this back for a whole new review — or, better yet, for the President to simply back up his campaign promises and deny the permit outright.

“Everyone should know that this will only encourage people across America to step up the tar sands fight. We’re headed to Obama offices across the country, including his headquarters in Chicago and in all the swing states, with the same message: President Obama promised to fight for the climate and now without Congress in the way, he can actually do it.”

Tar Sands Action is planning a large demonstration at OFA headquarters in Chicago on Nov. 16.

  1. Kelvin says:

    Consider doing the demonstration on Nov. 17th! It’s gonna be a huge national day of action and you could probably get much larger turnout!

  2. K2 says:

    ok why is the US building a gate to keep people out and now all of a sudden their putting key stone oil line in canada. talk about putting your problems over here in canada. because the usage of oil only started in 1940 and ever since then the economy and the environment have been messed up because of the other resouces detroyed and contaminated such as trees, air , water and so much more and we wonder why theirs job problems. also what do we need oil for any ways? their are alternatives for power .

  3. K2 says:

    someone stop the government before they make a huge mistake. stop keystone oil line! the US is trying to shift some of the carbon blaim over into canada thats not ok. also theres hundred of other toxins and chemicals in oil and when oil is burned it goes into are atmosphere but the oil company doesnt mention that.

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