On April 18, the State Department announced an extension to the comments period for federal agencies weighing in on the “National Interest Determination” for the Keystone XL pipeline permit decision.

The State Dept. said it was also still processing the more than 2 million public comments submitted opposing the pipeline.

(photo by Mary Anne Andrei

Comments period extension
The federal agencies still working on their feedback to the State Department on whether Keystone XL is in the national interest are the Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Defense, Justice, Interior, Commerce, Transportation, Energy and Homeland Security.

While none of these agencies are formally accepting comments from the public on their Keystone decision-making process, we want Pipeline Fighters to reach out and tell them we think KXL is all risk and no reward for our land, water and climate.

Send a handwritten letter, make a phone call, email or tweet and let them know why KXL is NOT in our nation’s interest:

(You should include a note that your comment is in reference to the National Interest Determination for Keystone XL.) 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA Administrator: Gina McCarthy (Twitter: @GinaEPA)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 272-0167 

U.S. Department of Transportation-Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Adminstration
PHMSA Administrator: Cynthia Quarterman (Twitter: @PHMSA_DOT)
East Building, 2nd Floor
Mail Stop: E27-300
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590
Email: phmsa.administrator@dot.gov
Click here to submit an online comment to PHMSA

U.S. Department of Defense
Sec. of Defense: Chuck Hagel (Twitter: @DeptofDefense)
1400 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1400
(703) 571-3343
Click here to submit an online comment to DOD

U.S. Department of Justice
Attorney General: Eric Holder (Twitter: @RealEricHolder, @TheJusticeDept)
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Public comments line: (202) 353-1555
Email: AskDOJ@usdoj.gov 

U.S. Department of the Interior
Sec. of Interior: Sally Jewell (Twitter: @SecretaryJewell, @Interior)
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
(202) 208-3100
Email: feedback@ios.doi.gov
Click here to submit an online comment to Interior Dept. 

U.S. Department of Commerce
Sec. of Commerce: Penny Pritzker (Twitter: @PennyPritzker, @CommerceSec)
1401 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20230
(202) 482-2000
Email: TheSec@doc.gov  

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Sec. of Homeland Security: Jeh Johnson (Twitter: @DHSgov)
The Honorable Jeh Johnson
Secretary of Homeland Security
245 Murray Lane SW

Washington, D.C.  20528