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Media Advisory: Environmental and Landowner Groups React to Pending Keystone XL Veto



Dial: 877-876-9171, Pass Code: KXL

This afternoon, Congress sent to President Obama’s desk a piece of legislation that would force approval of the controversial proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The Obama Administration has indicated that a veto of this misguided bill will come sometime today.

Today at 4pm EST, environmental and landowner advocates will host a telephonic press briefing to respond to the veto and discuss next steps in the fight against the pipeline.

WHAT: Press briefing to respond to pending veto on Keystone XL legislation and discuss next steps


·        Bill McKibben, Founder,

·        Jane Kleeb, Director, Bold Nebraska

·        Rhea Suh, President, Natural Resources Defense Council

·        Gene Karpinski, President, League of Conservation Voters

·        Melinda Pierce, Senior Director, Federal Lobbying and Advocacy, Sierra Club

·        Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Dene Indigenous activist and member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation of Northern Alberta, Canada.

WHEN: Today, February 24, at 4pm EST

DIAL: 877-876-9171, Pass Code: KXL

Advocates will also host a rally in front of the White House at 5:00 pm to celebrate the veto and call for an outright rejection of the pipeline. For more details on this event, contact Karthik Ganapathy of at or 347-881-3784.


Campaign Name: Beyond Oil


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