Keystone pipeline foe awarded $100K prize

May 28, 2013
By Zack Colman
The Hill

Prominent climate activist and Keystone XL oil sands pipeline opponent Bill McKibben has won a Norway-based prize awarded for environmental work.

McKibben received the Sophie Prize — which comes with a cash award of $100,000 — for his work with, the climate advocacy group he co-founded. McKibben said he would split the prize between his organization and his alma mater, Middlebury College, provided it divests from fossil fuels.