Good News for Earth: Keystone XL Proposal Rejected
In what amounts to good news for social-justice advocates and for all those concerned about protecting the environment and the health and safety of many people, the Obama Administration has announced that it will reject the Keystone XL pipeline proposal that would extend an oil pipeline from Canada through the continental United States to refineries in Texas. Although his justification is allegedly the “rushed and arbitrary deadline” of the proposed project, President Obama’s actions are to be lauded by Christians, especially the many who have worked very hard to protest and prevent this dangerous project, including several of my brother Franciscan friars and students at Franciscan Catholic colleges and universities. The Washington Post reports:
President Obama, denouncing a “rushed and arbitrary deadline” set by congressional Republicans, announced Wednesday that he was rejecting a Canadian firm’s application for a permit to build and operate the Keystone XL pipeline, a massive project that would have stretched from Canada’s oil sands to refineries in Texas.
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