US State Department incorrect in citing consultation with Water Matters on Keystone XL

Water Matters wishes to clairify a matter reported today in The Hill, a Washington, D.C.-based paper focused on US federal politics on Capitol Hill. The Hill quoted U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, on Wednesday October 5th 2011, as stating the State Department had recently met with several Canadian environmental organizations concerning the controversial Keystone KL oil sands pipeline. Nuland specifically singled out Water Matters as one of these organization. Water Matters would like to make clear that none of its staff has met with anyone from the U.S. State Department or any other U.S. government representative, concerning the Keystone XL pipeline proposal or any other matter.  We are attempting to contact the U.S. State Department and The Hill to obtain a full retraction, of these remarks and an apology.

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