Bill Mckibben calls it the fuse to the biggest carbon bomb on the planet. James Hanson says that if tapped, the Tar Sands spell game over for any hope of achieving a stable climate- meaning we will exponentially increase the speed with which we create an uninhabitable earth.
Reality check: One of the most important struggles in Obama’s second term will be to stop the construction of Keystone XL.
So, to get you up to speed, here then is a quick cliff note session on the last 6 years:
written by Dennis Trainor, Jr with Brett Redmayne-Titley