Jimmy Carter Urges Obama To Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday announced his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, joining a group of Nobel laureates urging President Barack Obama to reject the project.

In a letter to Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and nine other Nobel Peace Prize recipients said the decision on whether to approve the pipeline would be one of the administration's most critical choices.

"You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define your legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced -- climate change," reads the letter. "As you deliberate the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you are poised to make a decision that will signal either a dangerous commitment to the status quo, or bold leadership that will inspire millions counting on you to do the right thing for our shared climate."

Read full text in the Huffington Post