14 Nov '11, 10pm

My new post: What the Keystone XL delay means for tar sands and the green movement

My new post: What the Keystone XL delay means for tar sands and the green movement

It's okay to celebrate, but even Bill McKibben doesn't think the fight is over. And how big of a victory is the delay, anyway? Photo: 350.org The Obama administration announced late last week that the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline is going to be reassessed and possibly rerouted , delaying the final decision on its fate until after the election. The coalition that fought the pipeline -- enviros, indigenous communities, Nebraska farmers, etc. -- is, naturally, over the moon. (See Bill McKibben here and here .) For slightly more skeptical takes, see Bryan Walsh , Michael Levi , Andrew Leach , and George Hoberg . I'm too mired in ambivalence about all this to draw any sweeping conclusions, but here are some thoughts on the questions raised. Is the pipeline dead? The anti-Keystone coalition is right to be celebrating a victory -- very few people expected anything but an approv...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/oil/2011-11-14-keystone-xl-delay-tar...

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