In response to today’s presidential veto of Congressional legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Todd Shelton, vice president for US government relations:
“Ultimately, President Obama is right to veto this bill. The impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline go far beyond climate change. It would fragment America’s last great swath of grasslands and threaten a region that supports an incredible diversity of wildlife.
“Signing the Keystone XL legislation would have sent the wrong signal to international leaders looking to deliver a new global climate pact in Paris later this year, and undercut our nation’s ability to drive progress toward that goal. The US must continue to exert strong leadership in charting a course to a future powered by clean, renewable energy rather than dirty and dangerous fossil fuels."
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