The Largest Carbon Bomb on the Planet

An activist sits in a tree as part of the Tar Sands Blockade, November 19, 2012.An activist sits in a tree as part of the Tar Sands Blockade, November 19, 2012. (Photo: Elizabeth Brossa)Despite President Obama’s recent remarks on climate change during his inaugural address, the “fuse to the largest carbon bomb” on the planet – the Keystone XL pipeline – continues to move forward.

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