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For Immediate Release
November 6th, 2015

Press contact:
Dallas Goldtooth, KXL Campaign Organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network
708-515-6158, ienpipeline@igc.org

The Indigenous Environmental Network responds to President Obama Rejects Keystone XL

Washington DC – Today, after seven years in permit review, President Barack Obama has denied the cross-border permit application for the Keystone XL Pipeline. The following is a statement by Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network:

“In the fight against Keystone XL our efforts as Indigenous peoples, whether Lakota, Dakota, Assiniboine, Ponca, Cree, Dene or other has always been in the defense of Mother Earth and the sacredness of the water. Today, with this decision we feel those efforts have been validated. With the rejection of Keystone XL we have not only protected the sacredness of the land and water we have also helped our Cree & Dene relatives at the source take one step closer to shutting down the tar sands. The black snake, Keystone XL, has been defeated and best believe we will dance to our victory!”

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