Jan 18, 2012
OAKLAND, CA – Green For All CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins today issued the following statement on the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline extension by the U.S. State Department. “We applaud President Obama and his administration for standing up for the American public and rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline extension. This project would have helped Big Oil and their allies get richer at the expense of American workers and permanently damaged our environment. "Our country needs a real jobs plan –Keystone is not it. Helping a foreign company ship oil overseas to make billions of dollars, while polluting our communities is not a jobs plan. We need our leaders to support America’s fastest growing industry – the clean energy sector. "We can create millions of good, clean jobs for American workers that make our country more competitive without polluting our communities. We need to invest our resources in improving our infrastructure, making our homes and businesses more energy efficient and promoting clean energy solutions. We need our leaders to stand up to Big Oil. We need a real jobs plan that puts American workers and its fastest growing industry first not a jobs plan financed by Big Oil."