Have you gotten a chance to read our blog post following up on our protest action this week at the EPA and developments in the #noKXL fight? Get up on the latest in the battle against federal regulators’ rubber-stamping of dirty tar sands oil:
short piece appeared in the New York Times on Tuesday, quietly noting that one of the three regional Army Corps of Engineers offices reviewing TransCanada’s federal permit application to build the Keystone XL pipeline through Oklahoma and Texas had rubber-stamped the southernmost section through Texas the day before. [..]
Ordinary citizens are rising up around the country to break through the opaque cloak of silence in which federal regulators have shrouded the southern leg of Keystone XL. People are growing increasingly alarmed that such an expansive and risky project — one that could devastate major rivers in Oklahoma and Texas and contaminate aquifers like the Carrizo-Wilcox, which provides drinking water to more than 10 million Texans — has been blocked from any semblance of public scrutiny and transparent review.