In a major victory for public health and the environment, the Senate defeated three dirty amendments on Thursday. One would have forced the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline for tar sands oil. One would have delayed the cleanup of the second largest source of toxic industrial air pollution. And one would have expanded offshore drilling.
These measures would have filled our air with more dangerous chemicals and threatened the livelihoods of farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and tourism workers with contaminated water and oil spills.
Fortunately, the Senate chose to protect the interests of American people instead of bowing to the pressure of dirty industries.
Big Oil was the biggest loser in Thursday’s votes. It pushed hard for Senator Hoeven’s (R-ND) amendment designed to override the nation’s long-standing environmental review process and force the approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
The lawmakers who voted for the Keystone XL amendment received a total of $17.2 million from oil interests since 1999. That’s an average of $308,000 per senator. Taken together, the Senators who voted in favor of the tar sands pipeline accepted more than 500 percent more oil money than those who voted against it.
Yet even after pouring all that money into Congress, the oil industry could not change the fact that the country doesn’t want to rush to judgment on a massive dirty energy project — especially one that will have sweeping consequences for America’s air, water, and climate.
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