January 19, 2012
Environmentalist Bill McKibben is smiling after President Barack Obama denied approval for the 1,711-mile, Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline.
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Johnsburg resident, Middlebury scholar had protested the project
The 1,711-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline, protested by longtime Johnsburg resident and current Middlebury college scholar-in-residence Bill McKibben, was denied approval Jan. 18.