In the new issue of The Nation, Mark Hertsgaard reports on how the climate movement is trying to appeal to both President Obama’s visionary and pragmatic sides with stopping the Keystone Pipeline being the first order of business.


A good first step to putting the US on the path to addressing the climate crisis is for President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, once and for all. On Sunday, February 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, DC, for the largest climate rally in history demanding an end to Keystone’s destructive dreams. Join this historic event to make your voice heard and push the president to start his second term with strong climate action.


This fact-sheet on Keystone makes clear that the project will not reduce US dependence on foreign oil, will not decrease gas prices, will not create nearly as many jobs as promised and will introduce grave dangers into our environment.


This inspiring ten-minute film captures the grassroots energy and diverse composition of the movement against the Keystone XL, a 1,700-mile pipeline that would transport tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, across the United States for refinement and export on the Gulf Coast.

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