Trump Decision to Approve the Keystone Pipeline “Wrong on the Merits”

Statement of EDF Senior Vice President Eric Pooley

March 24, 2017
Contact: 
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396, sstein@edf.org

“Keystone was wrong on the merits yesterday, and it remains wrong on the merits today. However, ignoring sound science, good economics, and the legitimate concerns of local communities is becoming familiar ground for this Administration. It now is up to the courts to address what, on its face, appears to be an arbitrary decision.

“Meanwhile, if the President is truly interested in national energy security, he should act to protect and strengthen fuel efficiency standards for our nation’s cars and trucks, rather than attack and weaken them.”

            - Eric Pooley, EDF Senior Vice President for Strategy and Communications

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