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Emily Arasim, Communications Coordinator Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
Women for Climate Justice Celebrate KXL Victory - Look To The Future
SAN FRANSISCO (Nov. 9, 2015) – Last week US President Obama rejected the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline once and for all.
The following is a statement from Osprey Orielle Lake, Executive Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International):
“After a seven-year fight and a deal that was claimed ‘done’, US President Obama has rejected the KXL Pipeline – a project that would have locked in devastating emissions and tipped us closer towards climate chaos. We commend President Obama for taking decisive action, and are hopeful that this momentum will continue forward into COP21 climate talks later this month.
As we celebrate this great victory – we remember the terrific efforts of all those who made this happen and the dedicated and fearless grassroots activism and organizing that has grown ceaselessly across this continent in the defense of all we hold dear. The sheros and heroes of this victory are our Indigenous sisters and brothers and the frontline communities who have been at the forefront from the very start.
As a network of women for climate justice, we are filled with hope and energy as wemove forward into the next phase in this fight for justice for people and planet. Stopping KXL is huge – but we see it as another step in our sustained campaign with all our allies to demand that world governments keep 80% of fossil fuels in the ground and immediately begin an earnest transition to a 100% renewable energy future.”
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The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International is a 501(c)3 and solutions-based organization established to engage women worldwide in policy advocacy, on-the-ground projects, direct action, trainings, and movement building for global climate justice.