Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

June 12, 2013

Sierra Club sues US for access to Keystone pipeline files

Green group sues State Department for access to Keystone pipeline files
Obama promoting southern Keystone in Cushing, Okla.

By Zack Colman - 06/11/13 11:45 AM ET
The Sierra Club announced Tuesday that it is suing the State Department for documents related to a draft environmental review of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
The green group alleges the administration is withholding documents regarding the consulting firm it hired to assess the Canada-to-Texas pipeline.
The Sierra Club contends the consultancy that conducted the analysis had a conflict of interest because it had “financial ties to the pipeline company and the American Petroleum Institute, one of Keystone XL’s most active and vocal lobbyists.”
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Censored News thanks the family farmers and their supporters in Texas and Oklahoma, who have locked down, have been tree sitters, and resisted, the destruction of their small farms as the southern route of the Keystone XL pipeline destroys their lands and their lives. 
It is currently one of the most censored news stories in the US.


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