TransCanada asks for Keystone permit delay, admits pipeline would fail Obamas climate test, says Friends of the Earth
WASHINGTON, D.C.: It has been reported that Canadian oil company TransCanada has requested that the State Department suspend its review of the permit application for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica had the following reaction:
With this request TransCanada has admitted that the Keystone XL pipeline cannot pass President Obama’s climate test. This is a victory for the farmers, Indigenous Peoples and environmentalists that banded together to stand up to big oil.
The President should deny TransCanada on two fronts: First he should deny TransCanada’s request for a suspension and then he should deny them a Presidential permit. Killing the pipeline once and for all is the only fair thing President Obama could do for the sake of the climate and the people along the route, whose lives would be impacted by this project.
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