Keystone XL Delay Shows Climate Change Is a Big Election Issue

Mother Jones: Conventional wisdom has it that the next election will be fought exclusively on the topic of jobs. But President Obama's announcement [6] last week that he would postpone a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until after the 2012 election, which may effectively kill [7] the project, makes it clear that other issues will weigh in—and that, oddly enough, one of them might even be climate change. The pipeline decision was a true upset. Everyone—and I mean everyone who "knew" how these things work—seemed......

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