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The man who crushed the Keystone XL pipeline

How a mild-mannered Vermont journalist derailed that $7 billion oil project, engineered history’s largest green protest, and became the environmental movement’s most unlikely celebrity.

Bill McKibben, a mild-mannered Vermont journalist, engineered history’s largest green protest, derailed a $7 billion oil pipeline, and became the environmental movement’s most unlikely celebrity.

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