February 15, 2013

Should Environmentalists Like Keystone XL?

Elana Schor, The Atlantic


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Thousands of environmentalists will flock to Washington on Sunday for what's being billed as history's largest rally for climate change action. It will be their third such show of force since mid-2011, an unusually long period of unity in the time since landmark clean air and water laws passed in the 1970s. Climate activists are playing the "outside game" that twice powered President Obama to victory -- and their top target is Keystone XL, the $5.3 billion plan to pipe heavy fuel from Canada's oil sands to the Gulf Coast.

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TAGGED: Tar Sands, Climate Change, Environmentalism, Keystone XL Pipeline

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