Cenk Uygur talks to Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, about President Obama’s remarks on climate change during his inaugural address, possible executive action and the future of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
“He’s committed to fighting climate change,” Brune says. “The first test, the first big test that the president will have is whether to approve or reject this pipeline. And I’m confident that he’ll reject it. I really am. You simply can’t sincerely be committed to fighting climate change and then simultaneously invest in the most dirty, carbon-intensive oil source on the planet. … If you heard the president today and you believed the sincerity of what he was saying, then you’ve got to believe he’s going to reject this pipeline.”