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70,000-Plus Sign Petitions Urging Sec. Kerry to Investigate KXL Review

Environmental leaders hosted a press conference in Washington, DC today, to call for an investigation by the State Department Investigator General of the flawed Keystone XL review process. We also submitted a petition started by Bold Nebraska’s own Chelsea Johnson, with over 2,000 signers demanding that Sec. Kerry halt the Keystone XL review process and investigate conflicts of interest in the State Dept. environmental impact report.

 

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June 11, 2013

70,000+ to State: Halt Flawed Keystone XL Review,
Investigate Conflict of Interest

Washington, DC – Environmental leaders hosted a press conference in Washington, DC todayto call for an investigation by the State Department Investigator General of the flawed Keystone XL review process.  

The leaders highlighted Secretary Kerry’s record as a climate and good government champion and asked him to halt the flawed Keystone XL review process that he inherited as Secretary of State.

More than 70,000 people signed petitions asking Secretary Kerry to postpone the Final Environmental Impact Statement until the Investigator General completes a thorough review of conflict of interest in the State Department’s environmental review process of the proposed international pipeline. The petition signatures were submitted by a coalition that includes Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, Oil Change International and Bold Nebraska.

Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the company contracted by Department of State and paid by TransCanada to draft the Environmental Impact Statement, is a member of the American Petroleum Institute and has worked for the oil industry—which should have precluded it from getting hired.

WHO:
Robin Mann, Sierra Club Board Member and Past President
Erich Pica, Friends of the Earth President
Steve Kretzmann, Oil Change International Executive Director and Founder

WHAT:
Environmental leaders and more than 70k people call on Secretary Kerry to halt flawed Keystone XL review process

WHEN: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 10:00am ET

 

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