President Obama's massive failure on the Dakota Access pipeline

Stop this stupid pipeline!

Protesters near the Standing Rock Indian Preservation.
(Image credit: REUTERS/Stephanie Keith)

Nothing better demonstrates President Obama's fundamental failure on climate change than his mealy-mouthed approach to the Dakota Access pipeline. Donald Trump has been elected president promising to throw all Obama's climate half measures — inadequate but still far better than nothing — in the trash, and so far Obama has done nothing but dither and procrastinate.

He could stop this pipeline today, and in so doing hand a big victory to the climate activists who are trying to confront the biggest threat to human society that exists. What's the holdup?

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