Updates on the Keystone XL Pipeline

To continue our coverage of the Keystone XL pipeline, we want to share some new developments:

1) This past Sunday, thousands of Americans gathered outside of the White House to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and to demand that President Obama halt the plans for its construction. Overbrook supported groups such as 350.org and the NRDC successfully organized this mass protest to show the President and the country that many Americans do not want this project to go forward. With the hard work of these leaders and organizations, Washington and the American public can see the emergence of a strong group that opposes this plan and want to hold President Obama accountable for his campaign promises to protect the environment. Learn more and see footage from the protest from the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/thousands-protest-at-white-house-over-oil-pipeline/2011/11/07/gIQAnAjCvM_video.html

2) Major news outlets have also reported the launch of a state department inquiry that will investigate potentially unethical relationships between policymakers and governmental agencies and those promoting the pipeline. Environmental groups and more than a dozen congress members have called for this investigation before the President makes his final decision on the Keystone XL project. For more information, The New York Times writes http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/08/science/earth/inquiry-into-keystone-xl-pipeline-permit-process.html?hp