Green Groups Urge Court to Stop Trump Effort to Approve 'Climate-Wrecking, Wildlife-Killing' Keystone XL

A coalition of environmental groups filed a brief Tuesday urging the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reject President Donald Trump’s latest effort to green-light TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline.

“Trump’s trying to ram this dirty pipeline down America’s throat, but we’re not falling for it,” Jared Margolis, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement. “He can’t just approve this climate-wrecking, wildlife-killing project however he wants and avoid the environmental reviews required by law.”

“This case has become about far more than this dirty, climate-destroying pipeline, it is now another chapter in Trump’s story of corruption and greed in the face of the law.”
—Marcie Keever, Friends of the Earth

Doug Hayes, a senior attorney with Sierra Club, said the Keystone Pipeline “has been a bad deal for the American people from the beginning, and Donald Trump’s shameless attempt to bypass our bedrock environmental laws to get it built does nothing to change that.”

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“We’re urging the court,” added Hayes, “to protect the American people by ensuring that construction on this dirty tar sands pipeline does not begin without a thorough accounting of the risks it would pose to our climate and communities.”

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