Sanders Statement on Tar Sands Pipeline

BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 31 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate environment and energy committees, issued the following statement after the State Department released its environmental impact study of the Keystone XL pipeline:

“The State Department study turns a blind eye to the ugly reality that extracting and refining dirty tar sands oil will spew into our atmosphere more and more of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. To my mind, global warming is the most serious environmental crisis facing the world today and President Obama should block construction of the Keystone pipeline.”