Business Coalition Supports Senate Defeat of Bill to Advance Keystone XL

For Immediate Release: 
March 9, 2012

The American Sustainable Business Council, a coalition of 45 business organizations, commended the Senate vote yesterday that defeated an amendment to advance the dangerous Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. The amendment, proposed by Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and attached to the Transportation Bill, would have undercut the President’s decision-making authority on the pipeline.

The President has already decided to delay action on the Keystone XL and has required a detailed new impact report on the project’s consequences. There is plenty of evidence to show that KXL would not deliver on jobs, energy security, safety or economic competitiveness,” said ASBC CEO David Levine.

“Keystone makes no economic sense for our country, and fortunately enough Senators realized this yesterday. The top energy priority for the United States right now should be building our domestic renewable energy sector, not entrenching on dependence on the dirtiest fossil fuels,” continued Levine.

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