Investigate the Keystone XL sham

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"Americans deserve a thorough and unbiased review of the significant dangers posed by the Keystone XL pipeline. I stand with members of the House and Senate, and urge an investigation into the State Department's handling of the Keystone XL review."
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Join congressional leaders in calling for an investigation of the State Department's Keystone XL sham.

Dear Friend,

For weeks we've watched the State Department's sham review of Keystone XL unfold, with no calls from congress for corrective action.

The silence was finally shattered this week, as a group of 14 Senators and Representatives, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders, sent a letter to the President and the Inspector General of the State Department, calling for a formal investigation into this scandal.1

This process being conducted by the State Department is a crime in progress. But with a final decision coming before the end of the year, it's not over yet. This is a crucial moment to amplify congressional calls for an investigation.

Join congressional leaders in calling for an independent investigation. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

As the New York Times reported earlier this month, the State Department's decision to hire consulting firm Cardno Entrix, at the recommendation of pipeline developer and "major client" TransCanada, was truly "flouting the intent of a federal law meant to ensure an impartial environmental analysis of major projects."2

And as Congressional leaders wrote in their letter to the Inspector General's office "on its face alone, this creates an appearance of conflict of interest and raises several questions."

We can't allow this sham process to continue unchallenged. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

While no decision has been made yet, TransCanada — which has been shown to have extremely cozy ties to regulators at the State Department3 — is acting like they've got the decision in the bag.

They've already started threatening to confiscate private land along the pipeline route under eminent domain if the landowners refuse to grant access to this pipeline disaster.4

Yet given the State Department's actions so far, TransCanada has little reason to doubt their proposal will be rejected.

Instead of the thorough and unbiased review warranted by a project that carries such significant risks, Secretary of State Clinton and her staff have run a controversial process that wreaks of impropriety and conflict of interest.

American's deserve an independent investigation into the State Department's handling of its process, to insure that our national interest, not the interest of a foreign corporation, are being put first in this critical decision about the future of our country.

Join congressional leaders in calling for an independent investigation of the State Department's tar sands scandal. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Thank you for fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

1. "Climate Hawks In Congress Call For Federal Investigation Of Keystone XL Approval Process," Think Progress, October 26, 2011
2. "Pipeline Review Is Faced With Question of Conflict," The New York Times, October 7, 2011
3. "TransCanada pipeline lobbyist works all the angles with former colleagues," Washington Post, September 22, 2011
4. "Eminent Domain Fight Has a Canadian Twist," The New York Times, October 17, 2011


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