350.org on Judge Ordering Review of Documents Related to Trump’s Keystone XL Decision
WASHINGTON - Yesterday, a U.S. District Court Judge ordered that federal officials must review documents related to the Trump administration’s decision to grant a ‘presidential permit’ for the Keystone XL pipeline. 350.org Executive Director May Boeve gave the following response:
“This decision gives us one more reason to believe this pipeline will never be built. The Trump administration’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline has been nothing but smoke and mirrors. The truth is undeniable. Every shred of scientific evidence shows this pipeline is a threat to our climate, and to the lands, waters and lives in its path. The climate movement will continue to oppose dirty and dangerous fossil fuel projects like Keystone XL and demand a just and equitable transition to the fossil free world we need.”
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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.