San­ders Applauds Veto of Keystone Pipe­line Bill

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Wash­ing­ton, DC

Sen.Bernie San­ders (I-Vt.), a mem­ber of the Se­nate en­ergy and en­vi­ron­ment com­mit­tees, is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment yes­ter­day af­ter Pres­i­dent Barack Obama ve­toed a bill to al­low con­struc­tion of the Keystone XL oil pipe­line:

“I ap­plaud the pres­i­dent for ve­to­ing the Keystone pipe­line bill. This veto tells the world that our na­tion takes se­ri­ously the plan­e­tary cri­sis of global warm­ing and that we will not sup­port leg­is­la­tion that would let a Canadian oil com­pany ship some of the dirt­i­est oil on the planet across the United States.

“Cli­mate change is real, it is caused by hu­man ac­tiv­ity and it is al­ready caus­ing dev­as­tat­ing prob­lems. Our job now is to ag­gres­sively trans­form our en­ergy sys­tem away from fos­sil fu­els into en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and sus­tain­able en­ergy. I urge my Se­nate col­leagues to sus­tain the pres­i­dent’s veto.”

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