by Maura Cowley, Executive Director, Energy Action Coalition
Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood
This is what we’ve been fighting for. Moments ago, the Obama Administration announced they are rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline.
When Big Oil threatened “huge political consequences”, our movement countered with a message of hope. Today, President Obama stood up for the generation that put him in office.
Today is a victory for the thousands of people across the country who summoned every ounce of courage and creativity they could muster, and resoundingly declared that our future will not be sold to the highest bidder.
Today is a big step for the planet, and it’s an even bigger step for our movement.
Copy and paste this link to create a wave of thanks for the thousands of people who stood up to Big Oil, and to President Obama for standing on our side: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150534640368290&set=a.10150114619483290.295208.12155623289
Big Oil is not going away. The tar sands are not going away. In all likelihood, even Keystone XL is not gone for good. But we know how to win. They have the money, the lobbyists, and the slick ads — but we have people power, and today proves we know how to use it.