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Regardless of the ultimate outcome, the writing is already on the wall. Concerned communities around the world are demanding and building a clean, safe, and renewable energy future. The end of the fossil fuel era is inevitable. World leaders have a chance to catch up to a growing movement here in Paris, but they will have to spend the next two days working on behalf of people, not polluters.
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“Sun is Setting” on Tar Sands
(Washington D.C.) The Alberta tar sands have become the posterchild of the high carbon future we cannot afford. Over recent years, unprecedented public concern has grown and now stands in the way of all major pipeline proposals and international pressure is growing on Canada to do its fair share regarding climate. In Alberta, along pipeline routes, and next door to refineries, front line communities and First Nations are rightfully refusing to continue living with the impacts of tar sands production. Today’s landmark policy announcement in Alberta
"Today, G20 leaders reiterated their same tired commitment to end fossil fuel subsidies, for the sixth year in a row. It’s starting to ring hollow, with new research exposing $452 billion in subsidies each year to support the production of polluting fossil fuels."
The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is now the first ever fossil fuel project rejected explicitly on climate grounds. It will not be the last.
TransCanada knows a rejection is just around the corner and made a desperate attempt at a political maneuver to avoid such an outcome. The President can end these games by rejecting the pipeline today. Our country, and our climate, would be better for it.