Keystone XL Delayed, Facts Remain: Fails Obama Climate Test
Attempts to Game Process Again Lead to Delay
Today the State Department announced to Congressional staff members that it will postpone the final decision on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline until more clarity is achieved regarding the route in Nebraska, which is currently being litigated.
Jim Murphy, senior counsel of the National Wildlife Federation, said today:
“This decision shows the problems with the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline continue to grow. At every turn, polluter allies have tried to game this process and it’s only led to further delay."
"The facts show Keystone XL would worsen climate-disrupting carbon pollution, failing President Obama's climate test. We’re confident that President Obama will ultimately reject Keystone XL as it is clearly not in the national interest."