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Keystone XL pipeline halted!

This afternoon the cards collapsed for TransCanada, the corporate giant behind the proposed 1700-mile tar sands pipeline. It looks like we've dealt a critical, and perhaps fatal, blow to the Keystone XL.
Today, the U.S. State Department announced that the proposed route for the pipeline is getting scrapped. Citing the outcry from every sector of society, p> Communities and organizations like RAN have been opposing the development of Tar Sands for decades. In the past four months, a grassroots, actions-based strategy called Tar Sands Action emerged to challenge the Keystone XL pipeline, and inspired the kind of energy that the environmental movement hasn't seen in decades. Bringing together groups like RAN, 350.org, Indigenous Environmental Network and many others?Tar Sands Action showed that grassroots organizing and people-powered action wins campaigns AND builds a movement.

In late August, 1,253 people were arrested in a peaceful sit-in at the White House?one of the largest acts of civil disobedience the environmental movement has ever seen. Droves of protesters have confronted President Obama on the pipeline at one public speaking event after another for months. And this past Sunday over 12,000 people rallied in DC to link hands in several concentric circles around the White House.

Merely days after this historic rally, we see that when people act, change is made. We have put out the fuse to this very large carbon bomb...for now. And we will remain diligent in our efforts to ensure that the Keystone XL will never be part of our energy future.


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This is complete bullshit! 10.Nov.2011 18:37

Lloyd Hart dadapop@dadapop.com

The Obama regime is simply suckering folks into thinking they might have defeated the Keystone pipeline and the tar sands environmental catastrophe but in reality, Obama has just postponed the decision on Keystone until after the election for the sleazy purpose of garnering your votes. The Obama regime will screw us after the election just as he did after 2008 on just about every promise he made. Why not just scrap the plan now? Because he has no plans of scraping the pipeline. Just as he has no real plans of pulling all the troops from Iraq. Oh, he will pull the poorly paid volunteer uniformed force but he will be maintaining 50,000 thousand so-called private contractors or mercenaries as they are normally called who were US military trained but are earning astronomically more money to do even dirtier work than uniformed force ever did.

Rain Forest Action Network is claiming victory because they are trying to raise money but are doing a great disservice to the cause, They are putting the public to sleep on this issue when they should skeptical about the Obama decision to postpone the Keystone go ahead till after the election.