From CREDO Action
A corrupt process. Improper relationships. A stunningly dangerous and ill-conceived project.
Still — the Keystone XL Pipeline is moving forward and a decision is coming before the end of the year.
We need to show significant pressure, every single day, to make sure the President understands just how big our opposition is.
Every weekday until the decision, we’re asking thousands of people concerned about Keystone XL to call the White House. Today is your day — can you make a quick call?
This should be an easy “No” for the President. But so far, he’s allowed a sham process to be moved forward by the State Department, and hasn’t spoken out against the project, despite over 1,200 people being arrested outside his window.
But steadily, opposition is building, and we need to make sure that opposition is getting heard by the President and his advisers.
In the wake of huge story in the New York Times,1 three Senators and twenty Representative sent letters to President Obama, raising serious concerns about the major conflict of interest presented by the State Department’s selection of Cardno Entrix — a company with major business ties to TransCanada — to draft the environmental impact report and run local Keystone XL hearings.
Adding to the improprieties surrounding this pipeline, we also now know that the Koch brothers, despite previous denials, have a “substantial” financial interest in the construction of Keystone XL.
President Obama should be making a decision about our national interest — not the interest of TransCanada, Cardno Entrix and the Koch brothers.
Thank you for fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets