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President Obama Rejects Keystone XL

Victory for Birds, People and Common Sense

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Obama administration rejected the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Audubon issued the following statement:

“The KO for Keystone is a win for birds and the rest of us,” said National Audubon Society President and CEO David Yarnold (@david_yarnold). “America’s Sandhill Cranes and other wildlife that were threatened by the pipeline can’t vote, so we’re popping some corks for them today.”

The National Audubon Society saves birds and their habitats throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon's state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon's vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at and @audubonsociety.


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