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Video: Hillary Clinton Announces Opposition to Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline

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Good to see Hillary Clinton put this in the context of climate change, although certainly tar sands development – which Keystone XL encourages by making its economics marginally better/less bad – is extremely destructive environmentally in other ways as well. Also, great work by climate activists like the great Bill McKibben; as David Roberts writes, this is a “huge victory” for all of us who fought this monstrosity. Of course, the battle won’t be won until we’ve converted 100% to a clean energy economy, and in short order. That means no new natural gas pipelines or fracking projects either by Dominion Power or anyone else, by the way.

P.S. Late today McKibben tweeted: “So far today 1)$2.6 trillion divested 2)@LeoDiCaprio joins in the effort 3)@HillaryClinton opposes #kxl Pope should visit more often”

  • Quizzical

    There’s a controversy now about the expansion of the Alberta Clipper pipeline.

    I may be misunderstanding what I’m reading, but it looks like the Alberta Clipper pipeline’s capacity was increased on the Candaidan side to its maximum design capacity of 800,000 barrels per day as of July 2015.  

    http://www.enbridge.com/Mainli

    Enbridge is now trying to connect the expanded Alberta Clipper pipeline to the U.S. side without going through an approval process similar to Keystone XL.  This has prompted some litigation.

    http://www.startribune.com/jud

    The Sierra Club is calling this “Clippergate.”

    http://content.sierraclub.org/