Keystone XL Decision Delayed
By Joshua Kahn Russell / beyondthechoir.org
Jan 19, 2012
In case you haven't heard the thunderous celebration by the North American climate movement, today the State Dept is set to outright reject the Keystone XL pipeline. #booyah
This is a reminder that people power works. Direct Action works. Social movements work. Grassroots organizing works. Lets take some time today to celebrate another huge victory.

Every time we win, it builds our resolve for the next fight. We know the fossil fuel industry owns Congress, and so far the Keystone XL campaign has been like playing Whack-A-Mole, or kinda like going to battle with a zombie who just won't die. There may yet be another stage of the fight, and there will definitely be other theaters of engagement heating up in the Tar Sands fights, like the Enbridge Northern Gateway. I'm confident we'll be ready to take em on. Moments like this help us remember our power, and that its worth all the headaches and stress of movement building. So lets keep winning. 
If you're in DC, help build the momentum by joining 500 referees blowing the whistle on congress being soaked in big oil Jan 24th. Or this friday, you can join the J20 (January 20) #occupy actions all around the world mobilizing to take on dirty corporate interests. Here in the Bay Area we will beshutting down the SF financial district with nonviolent direct action (check out the hot Lady Gaga outreach flashmob video here).
Here's a quick sampling of the breaking coverage of the Keystone XL victory from Bill McKibben, and on Globe and MailWashington PostMother JonesHuffington PostThinkProgressGrist,Daily Kos, and Politico.
Congratulations, climate movement. What a great way to kick off the new year, eh?
 
-- UPDATE -- since this morning we've gotten media coverage across the board from the New York Times to CNN, but my favorite headline of all of them is from Gawker: So Long, You Filthy Canadian Tar Pipeline!
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