Kerry delivered one of his strongest climate speeches in Indonesia, a speech that would appear to be utterly irreconcilable with a decision to construct the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline — a decision that rests almost entirely on his shoulders.
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In the wake of the State Department’s recent report on the Keystone XL pipeline, a group of Native American communities have added their voices to the calls to reject what some call the 'black snake.'
In addition to addressing issues such as climate change, economic need, wildlife impacts, socioecomonics, air quality, noise, and the potential of a spill, the State Department received more than 1.5 million comments on the proposed pipeline.