USA: How we stopped Keystone, together


An article and video from MoveOn .org

Today [November 6], President Obama officially rejected TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline. This major win for our climate is the result of relentless and passionate grassroots organizing in nearly every corner of our nation. This victory is a testament to the incredible power we have, when we stand together as a movement, to shape our country and change the course of history—which is exactly what we’ll need to do to keep securing transformative actions that can reverse the course of human-made climate change and hold corporations and politicians who continue to imperil the climate by denying science accountable.

Video: How the Keystone Fight Was Won

Our friends at 350­.org have created a video about how, together, we achieved this victory. Will you watch and share their video and celebrate this historic moment?

Over the last few years, hundreds of thousands of MoveOn members have joined the movement to stop the Keystone XL pipeline—putting an end to this massive dirty energy project that would have grossly deepened our dependence on the fossil fuels accelerating climate change.

By joining with communities along the pipeline route, ranchers, farmers, Native American tribes, climate activists, and union members, we accomplished something truly remarkable. Your signatures, phone calls, donations, and local rallies and events over the years helped power this victory.

As we continue the fight to keep fossil fuels in the ground and hold corporations like Exxon Mobil accountable for their crimes against our climate, we’ll remember to hold up today’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline as a reminder that—even against billion dollar industries—change is possible.

Please, take a minute to watch and share this video from our friends at

Thanks for all you do.

–Corinne, Anna, Nick, Victoria, Jadzia, and the rest of the team

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