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LCV Statement on President’s Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

Nov 6, 2015

Washington, DC: Today, President Barack Obama announced his decision to reject TransCanada’s permit for the Keystone XL pipeline on the basis that it is not in the national interest. Gene Karpinski, President of the League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement in response: 

“This is huge! With this historic decision President Obama has cemented his legacy as a true champion in the fight against climate change. The President is showing the world that our country is committed to a clean energy future that will limit carbon pollution and protect the health of our kids and future generations. We couldn’t be more thrilled that this extremely thorough process has finally reached the right conclusion. Kudos to President Obama and Secretary Kerry.”