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LCV: EPA Confirms Keystone XL Fails President Obama’s Climate Test

Feb 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released this statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) comments on the State Department’s analysis of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:

“The EPA’s comments confirm that Keystone XL fails the President’s climate test. From the risk of spills to a dramatic increase in greenhouse emissions, it’s clear that tar sands oil should stay in the ground. President Obama has all the information he needs to reject Keystone XL, and today’s comments from EPA make us more confident than ever that he will continue to build on his incredible climate leadership by rejecting this dirty and dangerous pipeline once and for all.”