The Obama administration announced today that it has put its decision on whether to build the Keystone XL Pipeline on hold indefinitely (and at least until after the 2012 election). This is a big victory for all the people across the country who took action to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline, including Green America’s individual and business members. The State Department has said that it is looking at re-routing the pipeline to address environmental concerns, including fears that a break in the pipeline could contaminate the Ogalalla aquifer. The aquifer provides drinking water to millions of people.
Green America and its allies will be increasing our call to cancel the pipeline once and for all. The oil and gas industries will be spending millions of dollars to try to keep the Keystone XL Pipeline alive. We need to show them that the voices of millions of concerned Americans and business owners, and the health of our planet, matter more.