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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Environmental Opponents Take Credit for Obama Administration's Delaying Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Decision
19 Nov 2011
Interview with Susan Casey Lefkowitz, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s international program, conducted by Scott Harris
Environmental Opponents Take Credit for Obama Administration's Delaying Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Decision

Interview with Susan Casey Lefkowitz, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s international program, conducted by Scott Harris

Under pressure from an effective grassroots campaign opposing government approval of the proposed 1,700 mile-long TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil from Alberta, Canada’s tar sands operations to U.S. Gulf coast refineries in Texas, the Obama administration announced a 12- to 18-month delay in making a decision on the pipeline to allow further study of the project’s environmental impact. The Nov. 10 White House announcement followed a concerted effort from a large coalition of environmental groups to derail the project that included acts of nonviolent civil disobedience resulting in over 1,200 arrests in September.

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http://www.btlonline.org/2011/seg/111125cf-btl-casey_lefkowitz.html
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http://www.btlonline.org/
http://www.btlonline.org/

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