Success! In just 45 days, the movement to stop Keystone XL submitted over 1 million comments to oppose the pipeline to the State Department!
We set this goal knowing it was a stretch, and we reached it on the final day of what turned into a comment-sprint to the finish. This shows the breadth and depth of opposition to the pipeline, and provides a clear mandate for President Obama to reject the pipeline.
And the pressure appears to be working: the same day as we submitted our 1 millionth comment, the US Environmental Protection Agency rated the State Dept.’s pipeline review ‘insufficient,’ pointing out that Keystone XL would be more toxic and have a bigger climate impact than described by State.
Thank you to everyone who submitted, shared and organized to stop the pipeline — let’s keep rolling!
The full press release is below: