The Keystone XL pipeline would stretch 1,980 miles, from Alberta, Canada throughout the Western Plains and Midwest to Texas, carrying up to 900,000 barrels per day of crude oil produced from tar sands to be refined for shipment overseas.
President Obama and the State Department announced on November 10 that they would seek a new environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline, and are asking TransCanada Corporation to evaluate other options, such as rerouting the pipeline. We know that this decision came about as a result of the actions of a massive social movement to stop the pipeline.
While the Obama administration’s decision will delay the Keystone XL pipeline, there is still a very real threat that the pipeline could be approved in the future, with reroute plans as one alternative the corporation is considering. There are still other tar sands pipeline proposals on the horizon.
Tell President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and other State Department officials to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline, any other proposed tar sands pipelines, and to move away from U.S. dependency on Alberta tar sands oil.