Kind of a feel good piece from the president of the Natural Resources Defense Council sort of reassuring us to trust the process and cheer on the Obama administration and the Justice Department for 'making the right call'...
Nowhere in this piece does the president of the Natural Resources Defense Council suggest that the oil be kept in the ground, and that's an important point to be noticed.
A perusal of NRDC's Board of Trustees https://www.nrdc.org/board-trustees reveals some interesting names with interesting connections, including a partner with Heronetta Management, L.P..
What's Heronetta Management, L.P. stake in this, and just where are they likely to stand on the idea of keeping the oil in the ground? A quick Google search generates among other things this:
"Spectra Energy Partners LP is engaged in the transmission storage and gathering of natural gas the transportation and storage of crude oil and the transportation of natural gas liquids (NGLs. The Company owns and operates natural gas transmission gathering and storage assets and crude oil transportation and storage assets in central southern and eastern United States as well as western Canada."
Not sure what to make of this contribution to CD, however the skeptic within has to ask is this merely yet another corporate green-washing piece intended to misdirect scrutiny, as well as serving a function of industry damage control?
edit: made a correction regarding regarding NRDC position in second sentence