Bill McKibben Responds to US Chamber's Support for Keystone XL Pipeline
WASHINGTON -- Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org who has helped lead demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline, had the following comment on US Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donahue's speech endorsing the project this morning:
"The US Chamber of Commerce, two years ago, filed a legal brief arguing that if the planet warmed humans could 'alter their physiology' to cope with the heat. So I guess there's no reason for them to worry about the climate impacts of opening up the second-biggest pool of carbon on the planet. For those of us who plan to keep our current anatomy, however, their assault on basic environmental review is one more sign they're nothing but a front for the fossil fuel lobby."