Jan 24 2017
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive orders concerning the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines:
“It’s a mistake to build pipelines that we do not need, are widely opposed by local communities, pose grave environmental risks and do little to increase our energy security. People who live and work in the areas near these pipelines have expressed very real concerns over their construction. The president does a great injustice by ignoring those concerns and jamming these decision through.
“There are many ways to build a modern energy system without jeopardizing clean water or destabilizing the climate. If the president wants true energy security, he should work with Congress to pass a bipartisan infrastructure plan.”