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President Obama vetoes KXL bill


President Obama vetoes KXL bill

Friends of the Earth

WASHINGTON - President Obama used only his third veto to halt a bill that would force construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Neither the House nor Senate have enough votes to override the president’s rejection of this controversial project.

Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica issued the following statement:

We thank President Obama for using his third veto to strike the Keystone XL bill. The veto sends a strong message to Congress that the government should represent the interests of the American people instead of Big Oil.