March 24, 2017

Collin Rees, collin [at] priceofoil [dot] org, +1 308 293 3159
Steve Kretzmann, steve [at] priceofoil [dot] org, +1 202 497 1033

Oil Change International responds to Trump approval of Keystone XL permit

Today, Donald Trump’s administration announced approval of the federal permit for the Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline. In response, Stephen Kretzmann, Executive Director of Oil Change International, released the following statement: 

“Keystone XL has been seen as inevitable before, but nevertheless, we persisted. This isn’t game over, it’s game on. Now we have a President who is deeply beholden to the oil industry and will do anything they ask, so this approval is no surprise. This is a pipeline that was designed for an oil market that no longer exists, that will go through lands where people have never wanted it.

Donald Trump likes to talk a big game when it comes to laying pipe, but landowners, native nations, and climate activists aren’t going to let him get away with groping America. Put your tiny hands in the air, Trump, and back away from the climate.”