Obama Administration bows to pressure, delays tar sands pipeline
"A done deal has come spectacularly undone. The American people spoke loudly and today the President responded, at least in part,"
- Bill McKibben, one of the major organizers of the fight against the pipeline.
In what can only be described as a major victory for green activists, the Obama Administration has announced it will delay a decision on TransCanada's controversial Keystone XL pipeline for 12-18 months.
The delay comes less than a week after about 12,000 people encircled the White House in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, which they argue threatens one of the most important water supplies in America's heartland and will worsen climate change.