May 12, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

First Nations Alliance Stand Firm In 2015 Saying #VetoKXL

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Several First Nations tribal members were joined by allies at the White Houseto deliver a clear message to President Obama on January 3rd, 2015. They call the pipeline a disastrous death warrant to the environment and people and criticize building a pipeline over the largest fresh water source in the United States.

First-Nations-Alliance-Stand-Firm-In-2015-Saying-VetoKXLTheIndigenous activistswant President Obamato veto the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline bill if the new Congress passes it. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the incoming Majority Leader of the Senate, has said that passage of a bill allowing construction of the KXL is one of his top priorities. If President Obama vetoes the billit will require 2/3 approval, or 67 votes to override that veto and become law..

Republicansnot only have amajority in the Senate but a bigger majority inthe US House of Representatives as a result of the midterm elections.The GOP vow to take up the KXL legislation as soon as they return from their Winter break.

The No KXL rally was being organized by a diverse national coalition of Native American leaders, environmental organizations, and individuals who agree that the Keystone XL Pipeline is not in the national interest, has the potential to contaminate the nations largest freshwater aquifer, and puts the lives of all people who live along its path in serious danger.

#VetoKXL #NoKXL #IdleNoMore

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