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MoveOn Calls on Clinton to Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline

Statement of Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org Civic Action, on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s continued refusal to take a position on the Keystone XL Pipeline:

“Hillary Clinton’s refusal to take a position raises the possibility that she is worse on climate change than 80 percent of the incoming Senate’s Democratic caucus. If she’s considering a run for President and wants the support of the party’s base, Hillary Clinton should clarify that she opposes this dirty and dangerous pipeline.”

Background:

A MoveOn Petition calling on Hillary Clinton to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline on MoveOn.org has garnered more than 16,000 signatures:http://pac.petitions.moveon.org/sign/help-jeff-sachs-stop

Hundreds of thousands of MoveOn members have taken action opposing the pipeline, from emails to President Obama, to phone calls to Congress, to participation in protests and State Department’s public comments process.

The Keystone XL Pipeline is a “carbon bomb” that would further destabilize the climate. The pipeline threatens indigenous First Nations communities near tar sands extraction sites in Canada with contaminated water and other pollution, farmers and ranchers and the crucial Ogallala Aquifer in the U.S. Midwest with leaks and spills, and environmental injustice hot spots along the U.S. Gulf Coast where the dirty tar sands oil would be refined and lead to harmful air pollution that causes asthma and other illness.

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For more information, or for interviews with MoveOn.org, please contact Brian Stewart at press@moveon.org.