For Immediate Release
350 Responds to Energy East Delay
WASHINGTON - In response to news that TransCanada is delaying plans for the Energy East pipeline system for two years, 350.org U.S. Communications Manager Karthik Ganapathy issued the following statement:
“Anyone who thinks Canada’s tar sands will get developed with or without Keystone XL should take a look at what just happened to Energy East. It’s clear that TransCanada’s struggling to find ways to get the oil sands to market, and that activism works at keeping carbon in the ground. That’s why Keystone XL matters more than ever — because a rejection now will be a huge blow to tar sands development, and go a long way towards defusing one of the planet’s biggest carbon bombs.”
350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. But solutions exist. All around the world, a movement is building to take on the climate crisis, to get humanity out of the danger zone and below 350. This movement is massive, it is diverse, and it is visionary. We are activists, scholars, and scientists. We are leaders in our businesses, our churches, our governments, and our schools. We are clean energy advocates, forward-thinking politicians, and fearless revolutionaries. And we are united around the world, driven to make our planet livable for all who come after us.