Obama's Rejection of KeystoneXL Pipeline

Tar Sands

President Obama has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline that would have moved oil from Canada’s heavily-polluting tar sands to refinery complex on the US gulf coast. Is it just a symbolic victory, or will it actually impact oil extraction? We’ll talk to analyst Antonia Juhasz. Then: a look at how an Asian mega-state is managing (and not managing) its environmental crises–we’ll talk to Meera Subramanian.

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Antonia Juhasz, oil industry analyst and independent journalist who has written several books about the politics of oil, most recently Black Tide.

Meera Subramanian, award-winning journalist, an editor at Killing The Buddha, and now author of A River Runs Again.