The tar sands are high cost, high risk and high carbon and this is another clear signal that their future is anything but certain. The tar sands have a devastating impact on land, air, water, communities and our shared climate and it is critical that the President get it right and reject this pipeline. 
The Keystone XL pipeline is a linchpin for expansion, and without it tar sands growth and the impacts that follow will be slowed. Millions of people across the continent are committed to holding the President accountable to his promises to tackle climate change and the movement demanding a safer future based on a clean, advanced economy is only growing. 
This is one step closer to a pipeline rejection and a undeniable reminder that reckless tar sands expansion is far from inevitable.
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