It's official: President Obama has announced that he's turning down the application to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Politico has the story; Rose Berger, who worked as a faith-based organizer on the anti-pipeline campaign, has some good commentary. See also Bill McKibben's Century article on the subject from the fall.

I'm grateful to Rose, Bill and everyone else who worked hard to fight this. It's a big win for the environment.

Steve Thorngate

The Century managing editor is also a church musician and songwriter.

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