And here's why Robert Redford still tops the nation's roster of celebrity environmental advocates ... In this slick video op-ed for the New York Times, he eloquently and winningly makes the top-to-bottom case for why the Keystone XL pipeline is a bad idea.He veers away from the wonkier points -- that the oil will be headed for the international markets anyways, and won't relieve energy dependence, for example -- and goes right for the gut. Good; it works.
The Keystone XL is a phenomenally bad idea for more reasons than even Redford hits on in his barrage. And ultimately, the decision whether to approve it or not is up to Obama. So if anyone reading this has Barry's email addy, go ahead and forward him this vid. I mean, how could he say no to Robert Redford?