Bold Nebraska is not giving up their fight to prevent construction of the northern tier of the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline.
The U-S State Department earlier had given its stamp of approval on the project, but President Barack Obama delayed any decision on whether TransCanada should receive a presidential permit to cross the Canadian border into the United States. Some in Congress now are rushing to get a measure passed and force the president’s hand.
Jane Kleeb with Bold Nebraska says just because the measure passes through Congress does not mean President Obama will sign it.
“The president already knows that tar sands is three times dirtier when it comes to carbon pollution than traditional oil so there is no avenue on a political level and there is no avenue on a carbon level that the president would approve this pipeline,” Kleeb says.
A White House spokesman didn’t say President Obama would veto the Keystone Pipeline measure but did say the president takes a ‘dim view’ of the legislature pushing the issue through the process.