News Release | Environment America

President Obama rejects Keystone XL, helps seal climate legacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a widely anticipated decision, today President Obama rejected the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, designed to transport tar sands from Canada across the United States.

News Release | Environment America

TransCanada asks for delay, but Obama should reject dirty pipeline once and for all

"A delay won’t change the facts: one year or two years from now, Keystone XL will still accelerate global warming and threaten our communities," said Anna Aurilio, Global Warming Solutions program director for Environment America. "That’s why President Obama should reject this dirty pipeline once and for all."

News Release | Environment America

Keystone bill fails, decision on pipeline now rests with Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C.The much-debated bill forcing approval of the Keystone XL pipeline met its final demise this afternoon, when it failed to gain enough votes to override President Obama’s veto.

News Release | Environment America

U.S. Senate passes bill to approve Keystone XL pipeline, accelerate global warming

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After three weeks of debate, the U.S. Senate passed a bill this afternoon to force approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The measure passed 62 to 36, failing to garner enough votes to override a promised veto from President Obama. According to the State Department, building Keystone XL would add 26 million metric tons of carbon pollution to our atmosphere each year, the equivalent of putting another 5.7 million cars on the road. 

News Release | Environment America

U.S. Senate votes to deny climate science

Washington, D.C. –- The U.S. Senate has officially denied the science of climate change, rejecting an amendment acknowledging that human activity contributes to global warming during today’s debate of the controversial Keystone pipeline bill.

News Release | Environment America

Congress moves to approve Keystone XL pipeline, accelerate global warming

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate and House leaders are pressing forward with legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, with a vote out of a key committee scheduled this morning in the Senate and a vote in the full House expected tomorrow. The White House said Tuesday President Obama would veto the measure.