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MoveOn Celebrates President Obama’s Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Statement from Anna Galland, Executive Director of MoveOn.org Civic Action, on President Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline:

“President Obama’s veto of legislation that would approve the dangerous Keystone XL pipeline is a win for grassroots activists and the American public, and echoes the voices of MoveOn members who have said loudly and clearly that they expect elected officials to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and stop this carbon bomb.

“Thousands of MoveOn members have stood with our friends in the climate movement against this pipeline, and we’ll continue until this dangerous proposal is stopped once and for all. We call on President Obama to finish the job and fully reject Keystone XL.

“This Keystone veto demonstrates President Obama’s commitment to using the powers of his office to stop dangerous ideas from becoming law. As it’s possible that the president will need to continue using his veto pen to protect women’s rights, affordable health care, Wall Street reforms, and diplomacy, we commend him for standing strong when his veto is needed the most.”