Jimmy Carter urges Keystone XL rejection

The Associated Press reports: For the first time, a former U.S. president has come out against the Keystone XL pipeline.

The ex-president in question is Jimmy Carter.

The 39th president joined a group of Nobel laureates to sign a letter urging the current commander-in-chief to reject the pipeline from Canada.

The letter tells Barack Obama that he stands on the brink of making a choice that will define his legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced — climate change.

“History will reflect on this moment and it will be clear to our children and grandchildren if you made the right choice…. We urge you to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline,” the letter reads.

It says his decision will either signal a “dangerous commitment” to the status quo, or “bold leadership” that will inspire millions counting on him to do the right thing for the climate. [Continue reading…]

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  1. josie milburn

    Bravo, Jimmie Carter. Do I expect “bold leadership” from Mr. OBama? Not likely, but it would be a pleasant surprise if he rejected the pipeline. In some ways, Mr. OBama, came to the presidency on the Peter Principle. Not that he is not a very intelligent man, but his emotions are incompetent. I think had he stayed in the Senate, he would have done good things, followed his heart. I truly believe the man does not like being president and that is a lot of his problem.

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