Great News: Keystone Pipeline Dead
The Obama administration did the right thing after seven long years regarding a major environmental project by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. This is exactly what was needed to happened given the limited amounts of oil that would have been delivered in relation to how much is consumed daily. To have wounded the environment for such a short-term gain would have been a major stain on this nation and pure folly.
The move today sends a clear signal that today to green supporters that their voices and efforts over the years were not in vain. Meanwhile it was nothing but a stunning defeat for the oil industry and Republicans in congress who simply championed the wrong proposal.
Perhaps the most ridiculous claim that the GOP made and continually repeated was this project would be a major job-creator. In no way, shape, or fashion was that true.
This decision at this time will now allow President Obama to head to Paris in a few weeks and try to produce with other global partners an agreement on climate change.
There is nothing but smiles for those who have fought hard–and won this victory. It matters that sincere and hard-working activists along with common-sense citizens won the fight.
But even more it matters that the environmental concerns came out on top.
It is simply great news.