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Obama Fast-tracks Dirty Pipeline… Sierra Club Speaks Out Against

March 21, 2012

***Note from Nulheganaki blog owner:  The Nulhegan Abenaki tribe stands in solidarity with the Sierra Club on this issue.  Megacorporations and the elite continue to gain wealth as they destroy our land and poison our environment.  We rebuke their actions and we look forward to a day when megacorps and greedy elite are a distant memory.

March 21, 2012


Cushing, Okla. — Today the Obama Administration announced that the President will be issuing an executive order to fast track the permitting of the Cushing-Port Arthur pipeline.

In response, Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, issued the following statement:

“The Sierra Club is deeply disappointed that the President is fast tracking the Cushing-Port Arthur pipeline.  This wrongheaded decision will do nothing to lower gas prices and only helps the richest oil companies get richer.  While this may have been a political calculation for the administration, it puts American families at risk and only serves to deepen our dependence on oil.  Pipelines leak, and tar sands pipelines are dirtier and more dangerous – this decision will affect real people and real families who have a right to keep their property, air and water clean and safe.

“The President has vowed to double down on clean energy and we look forward to seeing those plans.  We can’t afford to hit snooze again on our nation’s dangerous addiction to oil, and until the President and Congress make good on promises of clean energy, we are doomed to find ourselves in this mess over and over again.

“The Sierra Club is committed to fighting dirty tar sands and we stand with the families of Oklahoma and Texas and all Americans who care about keeping their air, water and land safe from polluters.”

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