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Senator Hoeven Budget Amendment Offered by Big Oil Cronies to Promote Tar Sands Pet Pipeline

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Friday, March 22, 2013
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Eddie Scher, 415-977-5758

Washington, DC Senator Hoeven’s amendment to the 2013 federal budget carries no binding authority to approve the Keystone XL pipeline but would allow Congress to ignore budget procedures.

In response, Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, released the following statement:

"Tar sands pipelines have no place in the debate over the federal budget and Congress has no business rubber stamping dangerous, unnecessary Big Oil projects," said Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club. "This vague, nonbinding resolution does nothing but show how eager these Senators are to please their Big Oil masters."

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