05 Oct '11, 4am

#KeystoneXL is a critical test of President Obama's stated commitment to address global warming.

At global warming negotiations in Panama the Obama Administration received a “fossil of the day” for its efforts to help push through approval of the Keystone XL project – the 1,700 mile pipeline to bring Canadian tar sands through the U.S. The “fossil of the day” is given to the country that most stalls global warming action for that day. The decision on Keystone XL is one of the key decisions President Obama has to make over the next few months on global warming. As the person giving out this “award” said: “President Obama yes you can…say no to Keystone pipeline”. The fossil of the day has been a regular ceremony at global warming negotiations since 1999. It is given by the global NGO community to the country that failed the most that day to lead on efforts to address global warming. Typically the recipient country receives a lump of coal, but in this case the US was awa...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jschmidt/us_gets_a_foss...

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