San Francisco, CA – TransCanada Corp., the company behind the controversial cross-border Keystone XL pipeline, has asked the Obama Administration to indefinitely suspend its application for the project and pause its review of the permit required for construction.
Rainforest Action Network Executive Director Lindsey Allen issued the following statement in response.
“Sustained grassroots opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline has put TransCanada on the run. This last ditch effort to delay an already tortuously long process is a thinly veiled attempt to push this decision beyond President Obama’s term in office. Regardless of its precise route through Nebraska, Obama has long had clear reason to reject this misguided project for its disastrous impact on the global climate and local communities. KXL isn’t about TransCanada. It’s about the President’s climate legacy. It is urgently important that President Obama reject Keystone XL without further delay.”