President Barack Obama just followed through on his promise to veto the bill from Congress that would have fast-tracked approval of the risky Keystone XL pipeline without the necessary Presidential permit.
“Pres. Obama just stood up with farmers, ranchers and Tribal Nations to protect our land and water. The President’s veto comes at a time when Republicans will do anything Big Oil asks, even if it means putting our families at risk of water pollution. We call upon the President to use that same courage and leadership by rejecting the KXL permit once and for all”
—Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb