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LCV Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

Mar 23, 2017

David Willett, 202-454-4598,

Washington, DC: In response to reports that State Department approval of the permit for the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL pipeline is imminent, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Tiernan Sittenfeld, SVP of Government Affairs:

“The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was a terrible idea when it was first proposed nearly ten years ago, and it’s an even worse idea today. This dirty and dangerous export pipeline would run right through America’s heartland, threatening our water, our land, and our climate – all to pad the profits of a foreign oil company. Of course, it comes as no surprise that a State Department run by the former CEO of Exxon Mobil and an administration rife with climate deniers who have acted against public health, the environment and the clean energy economy at every turn would make such a misguided decision. This pipeline is all risk and no reward, and we will continue to fight it every step of the way.”