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Meet Bill McKibben - the man who crushed the Keystone XL pipeline

The Boston Globe has an interesting article about “the man who crushed the Keystone XL pipeline”. If you’ve been paying attention to energy and environmental issues lately you probably already know which person they are talking about. +Bill McKibben is a man whom many people consider to be a “superstar" of the global environmental movement - or at least one of the top environmental leaders in the US today. McKibben is the man behind the successful +350.org movement and global events such as the “Moving Planet Day of Action” last year. And more recently McKibben has played a key role in the Keystone XL pipeline protests.

“Speaking at Occupy Boston in October, standing with one hand plunged into a pants pocket, he seemed like a man still getting used to his activist rhetoric. Attacking the usual environmental villains – the Koch brothers, The US Chamber of Commerce, ExxonMobil – he appeared somewhat surprised to hear such unkind words coming out of his mouth. It’s not that he doesn’t believe in his cause – he does, passionately – or feel compelled to pursue it with all the energy he can muster. It’s just that “he has no lust for battle,” says Small. McKibben sometimes seems as if he’d rather be home with his wife and dog than out rallying the troops. “He is the Jimmy Stewart type of American hero who only stirs when provoked,” the minister says. “And he has been provoked.””


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The man who crushed the Keystone XL pipeline - The Boston Globe

Bill McKibben is a mild-mannered Vermont journalist who engineered history’s largest green protest and derailed a $7 billion oil pipeline.

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Thanks for this post! I've read about  “the man who crushed the Keystone XL pipeline†before, so  I have an idea of  what is  said here. It's an interesting article! Of course he  was provoked;)))) Chris Tucker, creator of image editor

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