Congratulations! President Obama has listened to your call to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, which was planned to run from Canada's oil sands all the way to refineries in Texas.
The sticking point for the Obama administration was the route through Nebraska's Sandhills, an ecologically sensitive region. On Wednesday, the president announced that in rejecting the pipeline application, he is leaving the door open for the Canadian company to reapply using a different route.
Please savor the moment -- every victory is sweet -- but remember that our fight to protect the environment from those who would destroy it is not over, not by a long shot. The Keystone XL pipeline will likely resurface after the 2012 elections, and we'll be on guard to make sure you stay up to date on any relevant actions.
Again, a hearty congrats. Together we can continue working to defend the earth.