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Progressive Groups Fighting Keystone Xl Pledge Strong Resistance

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014

San Francisco, CA -- As Friday's deadline nears to submit public comments opposing the Keystone XL pipeline, progressive groups CREDO and Rainforest Action Network have collected more than 169,000 comments to the State Department urging Sec. Kerry to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, while simultaneously preparing to unleash a massive wave of civil disobedience if Sec. Kerry allows the State Department to continue ignoring the facts on Keystone XL, and recommends approval of the toxic tar sands pipeline to President Obama.

Keystone XL Opponents Deliver 2 Million+ Comments

Release Date: 
Friday, March 7, 2014

Washington, DC – On the last day of the public comment period, Keystone XL opponents held a rally in front of the State Department to deliver more than 2 million comments submitted to the State Department to urge Secretary Kerry and President Obama to reject the dirty, dangerous pipeline. The public comment period regarding the national interest of the pipeline began on February 5, after the State Department published the final environmental review.
 

Anti-Keystone comments outnumber supportive ones 2 to 1

“We’re hearing from people all across this country who know that the Keystone XL pipeline is absolutely not in our nation’s best interest," said Amanda Starbuck, the Rainforest Action Network's climate program director, in a statement. "The two million comments delivered today reflect a huge wave of resistance to the pipeline.

The Washington Times
Friday, March 7, 2014

'Influence' part of Keystone XL conversation

Amanda Starbuck, climate director for Rainforest Action Network, said in a statement protesters took to the streets in more than 270 cities to "demonstrate their personal opposition to Keystone XL." Groups like hers say there were problems cited by the State Department that suggest the pipeline fails the climate test.

UPI
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Thousands Expected To Attend Natonwide Vigils Monday To Urge Obama To Reject Keystone XL

Hundreds of concerned citizens are expected to flock to Union Square in Manhattan Monday night, braving the ongoing snowstorm to participate in a candlelight vigil to urge President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

Climate Progress
Monday, February 3, 2014

Keystone XL pipeline closer to reality after State Department review

he State Department is awaiting a separate report from its inspector general, into allegations by environmental groups that a contractor's review was biased because of connections to TransCanada and the oil industry.

The Guardian
Friday, January 31, 2014

Activists Hold 270 Vigils Urging President Obama to Reject Keystone XL Following Environmental Review

Release Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2014

CONTACT: Blair Fitzgibbon, 202-503-6141

Washington, DC – Thousands of activists held more than 270 vigils urging President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline following the release of the State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The Keystone XL pipeline will be a huge source of climate pollution and clearly fails the climate test set by President Obama. 

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Bloomberg
Thursday, December 5, 2013

Keystone XL protesters arrested in downtown Houston (video)

Police advised those arrested that they faced up to a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail.

“They feel strongly enough that they’re going to take that risk,” said Amanda Starbuck, a spokeswoman for the Rainforest Action Network, which also organized the protest.

Fuel Fix
Monday, September 16, 2013