Jimmy Carter urges President Obama to stop Keystone Pipeline

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – We’ve seen the countrywide protests over the Keystone Pipeline, from DC to right here in Houston.

The proposed pipeline is intended to bring crude oil from Canada into the U.S.

Supporters say it would create thousands of jobs and could even help lower fuel prices, but opponents are concerned about the environmental impact.

Now a prominent new voice is joining the chorus of displeasure over the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Former president Jimmy Carter issued a strongly worded letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.

“You are poised to make a decision that will signal either a dangerous commitment to the status quo or bold leadership that will inspire millions,” he wrote.

Carter’s bringing in the big guns for backup – the letter is cosigned by nine nobel laureates.

President Obama has yet to give the project his stamp of approval – but it looks like no matter what he decides, someone’s bound to be unhappy.