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Bill McKibben: Ahead of Keystone XL Rally, Fossil Fuel Divestment Expands Across U.S. Campuses

McKibben talks about the growing movement to divest from fossil fuel companies and what pressuring Washington has achieved so far.

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AARON MATÉ: So, Obama has now delayed his decision twice. Do you think that’s linked to these protests that you’ve been involved in?

BILL McKIBBEN: I think everyone—as Van Jones said the other day, this was a done deal 18 months ago. We’ve managed to make it come undone for a while and, in the process, kept 400 million barrels of oil in the ground that would otherwise have gone out. So, that’s, you know, worth going to jail for, but it’s not going to stop global warming. We’ve actually got to start leaving carbon permanently in the ground.

AMY GOODMAN: We only have 10 seconds. What’s the plan for February 17th, this rally in Washington?

BILL McKIBBEN: It’s going to be exciting. And if you go to " forward on climate," you’ll find out all the logistical details.

AMY GOODMAN: Bill McKibben, I want to thank you for being with us, co-founder and director of  350.org, author of  Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.

Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of “The Silenced Majority,” a New York Times best-seller.

 
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