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Canada Tar Sands Oil

Obama's Positive Flip and Romney's Negative Flop

Bill McKibben | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

Now that Obama has at least temporarily blocked Keystone XL, now that his team has promised to consider climate change as a factor in any final decision on the pipeline's eventual fate, he can campaign on the issue. And in many ways, it may prove a surprise winner.

If Brazil Has to Guard Its Rainforest, Why Does Canada/U.S. Get to Burn Its Tar Sands?

Bill McKibben | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

Shouldn't Canada feel the same kind of responsibility to keep carbon safely in the ground that Brazil feels to keep its trees rooted? Absolutely.

Avatar-sands and the Oily Sky People

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Environmental groups are picking the blockbuster James Cameron film Avatar to win the Best Picture Oscar, and not just because it is one of the coolest movies ever made.

Canadian Tar Sands or US Biofuel -- Guess Which One the US Government Prefers

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

Just when we thought policymakers were serious about climate change, the State Department approves construction of a new petroleum pipeline with the sole purpose of importing tar sands oil to the U.S.