Keystone XL

Green Groups Say They Won't Forget if Obama Approves Keystone

Despite the Obama administration's recent climate change initiatives

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If a flurry of climate change initiatives is an attempt by the administration to soften up environmental supporters ahead of an approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, green groups say President Obama better think twice. 

While complimenting Obama's calls for a $1 billion climate change resiliency fund and tougher fuel efficiency standards for heavy trucks, they say none of that will make up for green-lighting Keystone.

"There is not a blanket of regulations big enough to cover the pipeline elephant in the room," said Jamie Henn of the green group 350.org. "There is nothing the administration could do to negate the impact the pipeline would have on the climate."