President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

Earthjustice applauds president on his bold action on climate change


Maggie Caldwell, Earthjustice, (415) 217-2084

Today, President Barack Obama rejected the construction plans for the Keystone XL pipeline, an enormous project to transport dirty, carbon-intensive energy from the Canadian tar sands fields to the Gulf Coast for export.

The following is a statement from Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen:

“We commend and applaud President Obama and his administration for courageously choosing the right path for our country. This decision shows tremendous leadership and regard for our nation’s future.

“In the face of rapid climate change, clean, abundant, renewable energy must be our investment and focus.

“It’s a good day in America when the people triumph over polluters. Energy security, economic prosperity and environmental safety will be the rewards of today’s good decision.”

President Barack Obama's wave aligns with a rainbow as he boards Air Force One, April 9, 2015.
Earthjustice aplaude al Presidente Barack Obama y lo apoya en su visionario llamado para asegurar el futuro. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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