FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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Response by Lindsey Allen, Rainforest Action Network executive director to Hillary Clinton’s announced opposition to Keystone XL Pipeline Project
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 (San Francisco) — In response to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s announcement today that she opposes the Keystone XL pipeline, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Executive Director Lindsey Allen issued the following statement:
“We are encouraged to see that grassroots organizing, peaceful direct action, and common sense has moved Hillary Clinton from being ‘inclined to support’ the KXL pipeline to vocal opposition of this outdated, short-sighted, dirty energy project.
“The KXL pipeline was all set to be yet another rubber stamped, fossil-fuel time bomb. Now it is an example of how people power can change business as usual — and it is further evidence of the growing movement to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground. Not in 2050, not in 2030, not in 2020 — but today.
“It’s time for President Obama to fully commit to a clean energy future and finally reject the KXL pipeline once and for all.”
In 2013, Rainforest Action Network joined with CREDO Action and the Other 98% to launch the Keystone Pledge of Resistance. Almost 100,000 people have committed to engage in non-violent civil disobedience, if Obama signals he’ll approved the pipeline. In organizing the Pledge, RAN trained over 450 “action leads” to organize these actions and saw more than 3,000 trained to participate in peaceful, direct action to stop the pipeline.