[Ed. – They start so young.]
Academy Award-winning actor Jared Leto and 13 other young activists, including the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, are calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
After speaking with top State Department officials on Thursday, the activists sent a letter to Kerry, digging deep into the secretary’s past when he testified in Congress against the Vietnam War.
“In 1971, when you were roughly our age, you asked ‘How can you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?’ ” the letter states. “We stand at such a point today, with respect to an even greater challenge, an even bigger mistake — the imminent threat of catastrophic climate disruption.”
“We dare to believe that it’s not just an accident of history that this recommendation falls to you,” the letter said.
Among the co-signers was Leto, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar a week ago for his performance in “Dallas Buyer’s Club.”