18 Jan '12, 9pm

Keystone XL decision is a big win — for now via @grist

Keystone XL decision is a big win — for now via @grist

McKibben protesting the Keystone XL. (Photo by Tar Sands Action.) Last spring, almost no one outside of Nebraska had heard of the Keystone XL pipeline. As late as October, when the National Journal surveyed 300 “energy insiders” in D.C., 91 percent predicted that the Obama administration would approve the permit for the pipeline. TransCanada stacked 1,700 miles of pipe along the proposed route, so confident was the company of victory. Today, the State Department and the president denied the permit for the pipeline. It’s one of the rare days in the 20-year climate fight when scientists can smile and Big Oil has to frown. Because citizen activists around the country were willing to put their bodies on the line , and because the environmental movement worked with rare unity and coordination, a done deal has come spectacularly undone. There are no permanent environmental victo...

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