350.org Founder Bill McKibben on Today’s Keystone XL Senate Vote

Here’s a statement from 350.org Founder Bill McKibben on today’s vote on the Hoeven amendment, a non-binding amendment that expresses support for building the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. 

“The fossil fuel industry asked the Senate to approve Keystone XL, but ordinary people around the country pushed back–our ‘leaders’ ended up taking a  meaningless vote instead, and giving us more months to convince the president not to sign off on this boondoggle. Everything that happens in DC happens ugly, and this is no exception–but it’s been beautiful to watch people rallying around the continent.” 
Over the coming two week recess, 350.org will be mobilizing our supporters around the country to hold Senators who sided with Big Oil and voted for Keystone XL accountable. 


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