February 3, 2015

Bill McKibben Responds to EPA Comments on Keystone XL

In response to comments issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the Keystone XL Pipeline, in which the agency advises that “development of oil sands crude represents a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions,” 350.org Co-Founder Bill McKibben issued the following statement:

“In a city where bureaucrats rarely say things right out loud, the EPA has come pretty close. Its knife-sharp comments make clear that despite the State Department’s relentless spin, Keystone is a climate disaster by any realistic assessment. The president’s got every nail he needs to finally close the coffin on this boondoggle.”

Read the EPA’s comments here: https://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/20140032.pdf.