Any minute now, President Obama could approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport dirty tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast in Texas. The pipeline was proposed in 2008, yet has been continuously placed on hold. A country-wide movement has taken off with strong public opposition to the [...]
I was ecstatic; we filled the bus! Twenty-two people boarded in Gainesville and another thirty-three got on in Jacksonville; so many had traveled a long way to join us. It was 9pm and I finally got to relax: we were really off to Washington D.C. to join the Forward on Climate Rally. What started with [...]
Following the White House’s surprise announcement delaying a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, Bill McKibben posted this blog for tarsandsaction.org on November 10, 2011. It is re-posted here with permission. Um, we won. You won. Not completely. The president didn’t outright reject the pipeline permit. My particular fantasy–that he would invite the 1253 people [...]
September has just started, but national movement on addressing the realities of climate change are well underway. Tar Sands Action, Climate Reality Project and Moving Planet are three strong initiatives that are bringing climate change to the front page.