President Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

If you aren’t familiar with US environmental politics, you might not have heard about Big Oil’s latest craze : building a 1.700 mile (2,736 km) long pipeline to bring tar sands oil extracted from Canada to the US Gulf coast.

After many twists and turns, President Barack Obama – the green Prez that should have been – seem to have finally decided to reject this huge and polluting project, and this albeit the important political pressure.

Is this the first step toward a more sustainable America ? Let’s hope Mr. Obama will fight on green issues. Not only will this help him get reelected, it would also help us all…

By Edouard

Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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