Keystone XL Stopped in its Tracks. Thank President Obama for Leading.
The Obama administration has announced that they are undertaking an in depth review process to examine potential alternative routes to the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Citing multiple factors including climate change, the administration has delayed approval for an expected minimum of 12 months. This is potentially huge news for wildlife and a step towards policies that address the specter of global climate change.
Had this pipeline been approved, it would have carried dirty tar-sands oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico through sensitive endangered species habitat. Further, it would have cemented our nation's dependence on dirty fossil fuels. The habitats ofbald eagles, endangered American Burying beetles, and highly endangered whooping cranes would have been placed in unjust peril.
Thankfully, at least for the moment, TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline has been stopped in its tracks. Thanks to supporters like you that emailed the President, spoke up to the State Department -- and even turned out in person at the White House -- he heard the message "No Keystone XL" loud and clear.
Please take a moment and thank President Obama for leading and ask that he seize this opportunity to move forward to protect our nation and its wildlife from future fossil fuel related catastrophes.