Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–May 23, 2013. Yesterday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives held yet another vote on legislation to approve the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL pipeline. This vote was the seventh taken by the House on approval of Keystone XL and received nearly forty fewer votes than the first House vote two years ago:
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement in response:
“With seven votes and ceaseless hours of political posturing on the Keystone XL pipeline, the big oil companies that have lined the pockets of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives have certainly gotten their money’s worth over the last two years.
During those same two years, more Americans have learned about the threats this pipeline poses to our water, our climate, and our families and they’ve seen thousands of gallons of toxic tar sands crude pour through the streets of Mayflower, Arkansas.
Of course, if the House of Representatives had the best interests of American families in mind, they’d be working to protect American families and workers, fighting climate disruption, and investing in good paying clean energy jobs. Instead, they’ve wasted countless hours doing the bidding of their fossil fuel benefactors. It’s no wonder that Keystone XL is losing support in Congress as their approval rating hovers near an all-time low.”