from the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, following in the House of Representatives’ footsteps, the Senate approved legislation that would allow construction of a massive pipeline that would carry 830,000 barrels of tar sands oil daily from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast, posing a major threat to God’s creation and marginalized communities. A number of faith based organizations raised their moral concerns with Keystone XL and urge the Obama Administration to put a definite end to this project that threatens the well-being of God’s earth and people.
Sr. Patricia Chappell, Executive Director of Pax Christi USA, a national Catholic peace and justice movement reaching over one and a half-million U.S. Catholics said, “Promises made are meant to be kept. We urge President Obama to keep the promise he made to veto the Keystone Pipeline Project. This project will further degrade the earth and the integrity of the land in this country. We plead with you, President Obama to put an end to this ‘pipe dream’ once and for all.”…
Last week, Pax Christi USA joined with other religious organizations in signing onto a letter urging Senators to vote against the Keystone XL pipeline.