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CREDO’s response to KXL vote: Republicans should ask for what they really want

By February 11, 2015 No Comments

In response to the House’s vote today attempting to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, CREDO released the following statement:

“At this point, Republicans might as well just propose what they really want – a pipeline to send campaign cash straight to Capitol Hill from Koch headquarters in Wichita,” said Elijah Zarlin, CREDO’s Senior Campaign Manager, adding, “Having now wasted their first month on their vain Keystone XL obsession, the new Republican congress is sending a loud and clear message to the American people: If you’re not an oil billionaire, Republicans don’t care about you.”

CREDO has played a key role in the fight to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Below are some highlights of our activism.

97,000 ACTIVISTS HAVE SIGNED THE KEYSTONE XL PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE: More than 97,000 people have signed the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance, committing to risk arrest in peaceful, dignified civil disobedience, if President Obama’s administration moves toward approving the Keystone XL pipeline. As part of the Pledge of Resistance, thousands of activists have been trained to lead or participate in direct actions where they would risk arrest.

MORE THAN 3.8 MILLION PETITION SIGNATURES: CREDO Activists have generated 3,858,625 petition signatures in opposition to Keystone XL.

MORE THAN 500,000 PUBLIC COMMENTS: CREDO activists have submitted 511,000 public comments to President Obama’s state department in opposition to Keystone XL.

MORE THAN 40,000 PHONE CALLS IN OPPOSITION TO KEYSTONE XL: CREDO Activists have made 42,804 phone calls to the White House, the State Department, the EPA, Members of Congress and others in opposition to Keystone XL

283 PROTEST VIGILS ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 10,000 ACTIVISTS: Just 72 hours after the release of the State Department’s final environmental impact statement in 2014, CREDO organized 283 protest vigils in 49 states, with more than 10,000 total participants. It was the biggest, rapid-response, on-the-ground demonstration of Obama’s presidency to date.