TransCanada will sue United States for blocking Keystone XL pipeline… under NAFTA

The idea that some trade agreement should force us to overheat the planet’s atmosphere is, quite simply, insane. But the oil industry is so used to always winning that I fear this kind of tantrum is predictable.

—’s Bill McKibben, responding to the news that oil giant TransCanada is suing the United States under NAFTA for $15 billion in damages following the rejection of its Keystone XL pipeline bid by President Barack Obama.