Re-elected Obama faces increasing pressure to deny Keystone XL permit

• November 11, 2012
Keystone XL protestors march towards the White House, Nov 6 2011

Courtesy: Christine Irvine, 2011

Less than a week after President Obama’s re-election, environmental groups are again pressuring him to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. This time, they have a new argument: that the heavy Canadian crude oil the line would carry isn’t necessary for energy security, because U.S. oil production is booming to record levelseven as consumption drops.

“The environmental community has established the Keystone XL as a real priority,” said Daniel Kessler, a spokesman for the climate action group “People want to stop it. They expect the president to stop it, and we’re going to stop it.” and other groups have already scheduled an anti-pipeline protest for November 18 in Washington, D.C. Emails announcing the demonstration were sent just minutes after Obama’s victory Tuesday night.

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