Huge news: The Obama Administration just rejected TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline plan, putting the project on hold indefinitely while they study alternate routes.
This decision is a tremendous victory in the grassroots campaign against a pipeline that, until recently, was considered a done deal. The expected 12-18 month delay is a critical blow to the project, making it likely that the pipeline will be rejected or abandoned altogether.
Today’s decision is a major step in the right direction, and a true reason to celebrate — but let’s be clear: we can’t stop. The fight against Keystone XL isn’t over, and there are critical decisions on the horizon.
Perhaps the best news of the day is that we know how to win this fight. In this battle between people power and corporate dollars, people power is coming out on top.