Time for President Obama to Choose Sides on Keystone XL
The two sides in the fight over the Keystone XL were put in sharp relief this morning in Washington, D.C.
Over at the headquarters of the American Petroleum Institute, the largest front-group for the fossil fuel industry, PR flacks were scrambling to pull together a conference call with reporters to trot out more misinformation about the pipeline.
Meanwhile, over at the White House, 48 environmental, civil rights, and community leaders from across the country joined together for a historic display of civil disobedience to push President Obama to deny the Keystone XL and address the climate crisis.
Now, it's time for President Obama to choose which side he's on. He can side with the fossil fuel industry and people like API President Jack Gerard, who was a top Mitt Romney supporter, and the Koch Brothers, who would reap huge benefits from Keystone XL. Or, he can stand with the coalition of environmentalists, ranchers, farmers, young people, labor unions, and civil rights groups who have come together to oppose Keystone XL.