FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2015
Contact: Karthik Ganapathy, (347) 881-3784
In response to comments by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton abandoning neutrality and voicing opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, 350 Action Executive Director May Boeve issued the following statement:
“Make no mistake: today is clear proof that social movements move politics. Thanks to thousands of dedicated activists around the country who spent years putting their bodies on the line to protect our climate, we’ve taken a top-tier presidential candidate’s ‘inclination to approve’ Keystone XL, and turned it into yet another call for rejection. Her position on Keystone should set an important precedent for her policies going forward: we cannot afford to approve projects that make climate change worse.
“Today’s news is a huge win for our movement, and ups the pressure even more on President Obama to reject the Keystone pipeline once and for all. As the President himself has noted, building Keystone XL would worsen climate change, unlock development of Canada’s tar sands oil, and threaten the safety of farmers and landowners in America’s heartland — all so an oil company can profit by sending oil to the rest of the world. That’s why this pipeline has drawn such intense opposition from every part of American society, ranging from landowners along the route to scientists, farmers, tribal communities and major politicians. President Obama has all the information he needs: it’s time to end this, and reject Keystone XL for good.”