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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