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Canadian Tar Sands

Possible Game Changer For The Keystone Pipeline Debate

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

(Adds quote from CEO, context) By Catherine Ngai May 21 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp is in talks with customers about s...

Kate Sheppard

Senators: Keystone Report 'Woefully Inadequate' In Gauging Health Risks

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) are calling on the Obama administration to evaluate the potential ...

Celebs Take On Keystone XL In Hilarious Spoof

Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: Halloween may have come and gone, but for activists fighting the Keystone XL pipeline, every day th...

Kate Sheppard

Al Gore: Keystone XL Is 'Ridiculous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The proposed Keystone XL pipeline is "ridiculous" and "an atrocity," said former Vice President Al Gore on Thursday. Speaking at an e...

Keystone XL Pipeline Will Raise Gasoline Prices, Not Just Environmental Concerns

Tom Steyer | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Tom Steyer

The last thing Americans, or the American economy needs, is another jump at the gas pump. A new report by Consumer Watchdog finds that's what America will get if the president approves Keystone XL pipeline.

How Markets Fail

Carl Pope | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

It is clear that there are far cheaper fuels -- efficiency, solar and wind to replace coal and natural gas in the U.S., and biofuels or electricity elsewhere to reduce oil intensity. So how much $100 fossil fuel can the world afford, climate aside?

Rice Investment Could Raise Questions As Cabinet Speculation Rises

OnEarth.org | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Susan Rice, the candidate believed to be favored by President Obama to become the next Secretary of State, holds significant investments in more than ...

Tar Sands Pipelines Are Even Worse Than You Think

Michael Brune | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

We don't need tar-sands oil from Canada, yet Big Oil is determined to force us to let them pipe through our nation so they can export it abroad. And now we've got some shocking evidence of just how high a price we could end up paying.

Conversations You Won't Overhear

Terry Tamminen | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

As summer gives way to our back-to-work lives, busy execs will likely compare notes at Chamber of Commerce luncheons about the economy and job creation. We can all imagine those conversations, but here are a few you won't be likely to overhear.

PHOTOS: Canadian Tar Sands And The True Cost Of Oil

Posted 10.20.2011 | Green

From Garth Lenz: Ten years ago, my wife and I sat huddled together, watching in horror the images from New York. We had just learned that my wife w...

The Next Economic Crisis

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The resource shortages that worried Theodore Roosevelt are finally here. Indians are leading worries about food inflation, but world food prices hit an all-time record last month.

Daring Protest at Niagra Falls

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Tar sands oil production is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada and was recently cited as one of the most important reasons Canada will miss its Kyoto targets by over 30%.