Victory for Nebraskans: Now TransCanada needs to listen to Americans and Canadians saying ‘no’ to tar sands expansion and pipelines
Toronto, ON and Washington, DC – Natural Resources Defense Council and Environmental Defence Canada make the following statement in response to TransCanada conceding to concerns of Nebraskans and agreeing to re-route the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:
“This is a victory for the people of Nebraska who are so deeply concerned about the health of their cattle, farms, and children. It is amazing what a company can do when the American people tell them “no”. Now we need TransCanada to listen to the American people tell them “no” to the pipeline as a whole, and we need Canada to stop pushing dirty tar sands oil on America.” – Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Natural Resources Defense Council.
“TransCanada’s decision shows that citizens can stand together for a clean environment and win against big oil companies. Business as usual for the tar sands industry is over, and it’s time for the industry and the Canadian government to start listening to the concerns of American and Canadian citizens about the impacts of tar sands expansion. It’s time to invest in the clean energy future we need, and stop pushing our dirty oil on other countries.” – Gillian McEachern, Environmental Defence Canada.
Please see enclosed backgrounder on recent developments on Keystone XL below. It is also available here:…
-30- For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact:
Stephanie Kohls, Environmental Defence: (416)323-9521 ext. 232, (647) 280-9521 (cell);
Josh Mogerman, Natural Resources Defense Council: 312-651-7909 (o) | 773-531-5359 (m);