Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tar Sands pipeline sent back, likely for good; and Oct. Tim DeChristopher interview
The proposal for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline - said to be "'game over' for the planet" - is now likely effectively dead: Obama sent it back to the State Department "for a thorough re-review, which most analysts are saying will effectively kill the project", said Bill McKibben in Big news: We won. You won.
Which brought Tim DeChristopher to the minds of many - and last month's Rolling Stone has an Exclusive Interview With Jailed Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher by Jeff Goodell.
Message from Tim: you should be the change we need to see in the world; so, since the change we need is a carbon tax, be the carbon tax.
(on the flip side, our extant de facto "dirty energy subsidies"get attention from Coby Beck in his post on Paul Krugman's encouraging "Here Comes Solar Energy". Read Coby, then Krugman.)