KXL update – VETO!
We’re all celebrating the Keystone XL veto. But as Anthony points out, the fight isn’t over yet. Since the video is a little windy, let me add three points:
- President Obama didn’t hesitate, he vetoed the KXL bill within hours of Congress (finally) sending it to him. That’s a show of resolve that would never have happened without our movement organizing. We all deserve to feel proud today.
- Mitch McConnell immediately promised an override vote by early next week. When we started our petition eight weeks ago, people said we were crazy to worry about the override. But McConnell’s quick turnaround and Obama’s decision to cite only administrative rules — not his own climate test, the dangers of a spill, or treaty agreements with impacted tribes — indicate that we’ve got more to fight here. This is a victory, but Keystone is still kicking.
- So if you haven’t already, please chip in to support the last week of this phase of our campaign. We’re holding fast at four votes from an override in the Senate, and this is the last week we have to deliver your letters. I need your help to make that happen.