The Bad News:
The Trump Administration is as determined as ever to force through approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport some of the dirtiest, most carbon-intensive oil on earth to refineries on the Gulf Coast. Building the pipeline would lock in the emission of millions of tons of harmful greenhouse gases for decades.
The Good News:
The pipeline faces a number of different legal battles. The State Department has now opened a 45-day comment period on a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) submitted by the pipeline company. Public comments not only send a message to the government about how unpopular this pipeline is, but can also be used as evidence in the upcoming court cases.
This week, act on climate by submitting a public comment in opposition to building Keystone XL. The public comment period ends at midnight on November 18.
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