Montana AFL-CIO Responds to Keystone XL Pipeline Lawsuit

March 30, 2017

(HELENA, MONT.) - Al Ekblad, Executive Secretary of the Montana AFL-CIO released the following statement after news of a new lawsuit being filed against the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline:
"This latest lawsuit targeting the Keystone XL Pipeline is extremely disappointing. The fact of the matter is that the Keystone XL Pipeline will be the safest pipeline ever built. Our trade unions have agreed to every safety provision brought forward by environmentalists, because we also care about the quality of the places where we live.
"Instead of investing in working together to build the safest pipeline possible, they would rather use litigation to delay or stop a pipeline from being built which will continue to force crude oil to be transported by truck and train, which is significantly more dangerous and damaging to the environment.
"It's time for us to get the project underway."

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