11 Nov '11, 6pm

Can the Keystone XL coalition stop climate change?

Cross-posted from Council on Foreign Relations . Bryan Walsh, writing at TIME , is right: Bill McKibben and the Keystone XL protestors have pulled off something pretty impressive. I'm not talking about the merits of the indefinite delay to the pipeline that the State Department announced yesterday -- the substantive case for blocking Keystone is weak . But you'd have to be pretty blinkered not to acknowledge that, purely as a matter of organizing and impact, the anti-Keystone movement is punching way above its weight. Whether it can translate this victory into something bigger, though, is an entirely different question. I want to explain in this post why I think that the tactics and coalitions that have been deployed to block the pipeline are ill designed to making major progress on climate change -- and, indeed, why they may backfire. The anti-Keystone protesters have tak...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2011-11-11-can-the-keystone...

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