by Care2 Causes Editors
August 4, 2013
NOTE: This is a guest post from Tom Steyer, investor and president of NextGen Climate Action.
Time and again, President Obama has made an explicit promise that he will not approve the Keystone pipeline if doing so negatively impacts the climate. Just this past weekend, he told a New York Times reporter, “I meant what I said; I’m going to evaluate this based on whether or not this is going to significantly contribute to carbon in our atmosphere.”
If we break this issue down and examine it from every possible angle, it quickly becomes clear that there is no way for the President to allow for the pipeline’s construction while simultaneously keeping his word to the American people.