A Few Updates
Last Chance to Submit Public Comment on Keystone XL Pipeline
If you haven’t yet submitted a public comment to the US State Department opposing TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, please do so NOW. You can submit your comment here.
These comments are especially important right now, because of numerous recent developments indicating that the State Department is not conducting a good-faith review of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
In a stunning conflict of interest, the State Department hearings this week have been run by a company called Cardno ENTRIX, a contractor working for the Keystone XL pipeline developer TransCanada.
Cardno ENTRIX also conducted the State Department’s woefully inadequate environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline. That review was finalized a few weeks ago, despite the EPA raising numerous concerns and warning that the review was “insufficient.”
What’s more, recently published documents revealing a shockingly cozy relationship between State Department officials and lobbyists for the Canadian pipeline company TransCanada.
These documents include emails from a TransCanada lobbyist named Paul Elliot, who previously served as the Deputy Campaign Manager on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Presidential campaign. State Department officials, in a clear show of pro-pipeline bias, appear to have coached Elliot and other TransCanada staff about how to build their case for approval, and even how to respond to questions and concerns about pipeline safety and environmental impact.3
The State Department appears not to be taking seriously it’s solemn obligation to the people of this country to conduct an impartial evaluation of the impacts of this pipeline. But this decision is ultimately still up to the President.
Submit a public comment now to send a strong message to President Obama and his State Department.
Pilots, Transit Workers, and Others Join Occupy Wall Street
Occupations Spread Around the Country
NRRT stands in solidarity with the multitude of enraged citizens from around the country who have converged on Wall Street to demonstrate their disgust with the financial and political elites who claim to be the ones who would solve the economic and ecological crises that they themselves created.
Resistance to Keystone XL Pipeline Continues to Escalate
This week, 117 people were arrested on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada for crossing a police barricade and attempting to enter the House of Commons in protest of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
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