Sanders Votes No on Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 – Calling on Senate colleagues to sustain an expected veto by President Barack Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after the Senate today passed a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline: 

“With the scientific community telling us loudly and clearly that we must transform our energy system away from fossil fuels if we are to combat climate change, it is totally crazy for the Congress to support the production and transportation of some of the dirtiest oil on the planet.”