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Michael Brune | Posted 11.19.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

I'll be honest. There were times when I wasn't confident that President Obama would reject Keystone XL. This was, after all, a president who bragged about the surge in domestic oil and gas development under his watch.

Good News for the Arctic, But...

Michael Brune | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Even though Obama wants climate action to be one of his presidency's chief legacies, he's not yet ready to base his policies on what actually needs to be done. In this case, he has taken two big steps forward with the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and then followed up with an ill-advised step backward on offshore drilling.

Illustrating How the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Fails President's Climate Test

Anthony Swift | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Anthony Swift

These facts make it clear: Keystone XL fails the president's climate test. It significantly exacerbates the problem of carbon pollution. It is not in the national interest, and its Presidential Permit should be denied.

Redford and Other Leaders Encourage Americans to Say No to Dirty Fuels and Yes to Clean Energy

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I know clean energy solutions exist that can reduce dangerous carbon pollution and strengthen our economy at the same time. But even as we unite behind sustainable technologies, we have to mobilize and stop the dirtiest projects -- projects like tar sands oil.

President Obama Is Right on Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Job Numbers

Anthony Swift | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Anthony Swift

The president's points are well taken -- the benefits of Keystone XL tar sands have been overstated by its proponents while its impact on the climate would be significant.

Our Children's Future Is Our Present Responsibility: Bold Action Is Needed to Tackle the Climate Crises

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

They have concluded that, were he still alive today, he would join them in declaring that climate change is one of the greatest moral issues of our time.

Five Ingredients for a Complete Environmental Review of Keystone XL: One Is Climate

Anthony Swift | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Anthony Swift

While TransCanada has asked for a rubber stamp process than only evaluates a minor route change in Nebraska, concerned Americans and the environment community have made their expectations of the environmental review process clear.

Why Would the Illinois General Assembly Want to Increase Gas Prices?

Henry Henderson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The real solution to our gas price problem is not doubling down on the dirtiest oil on the planet: Instead we need to lessen our dependence on oil.

Victory in Keystone XL Pipeline Fight: Obama Administration Calls for New Review and a Year Delay

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I know that revisiting the flawed review process will result in the right answer: America does not need to deepen our oil addiction with this tar sands pipeline.

Tar Sands Pipeline Protest at the White House: A Huge Success and a Historic Turning Point

John Adams | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green
John Adams

I spent Sunday standing with as many as 15,000 people in an enormous circle around the White House. All of us came to tell President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline for dirty tar sands oil.

First Do No Harm: Making Sure an Energy Bill Doesn't Fuel Global Warming

David Doniger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Doniger

The Senate bill must not include measures that increase carbon emissions, take away the laws already on the books to cut those emissions, or weaken other protections for public health and the environment.

Don't Drink the Water: When Lax Regulation Meets Dirty Fuels

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

As long as we rely on risky fuels like tar sands oil, keeping our communities safe will be an uphill slog. The safest path is to reduce our dependence on these fuels and shift to cleaner alternatives.

Tar Sands Pipeline Environmental Review is Flawed

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Nilles

Since our Beyond Coal Campaign is also committed to fighting dirty fuels such as liquid coal, we're just as committed to stopping the latest dirty fue...

The Gulf Spill: Hitting Bottom in Our Addiction to Oil

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

There are a lot of voters in this country, and lots of us painfully aware of the impacts our oil addiction is having on real people, their livelihoods, and life-giving ecosystems.

Oil Shale: A Bad Bet Then, a Bad Bet Now

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

On May 2, 1982, over 2,000 workers set out, like they always did, to Exxon's Colony Project, a nearly $1 billion oil shale venture in northwest Colorado.

Save Winter - Stop the Oil Sands

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Nilles

Every day it seems as if we see another energy company trying to convince us of new ways to keep us tied to oil and coal. Yet these fuels always turn ...

Coal Baron Don Blankenship's Crazy Talk on Climate Change

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Perhaps Blankenship's extreme wealth is why Forbes magazine decided to interview him. But what shines through more than anything is Blankenship's extreme anti-environmental worldview.

Obama Should Tell Canada's Prime Minister No Thanks on Tar Sands Expansion

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

My hope is that Obama will not sign on to any joint statements that will help Harper ramp up tar sands production -- a process that accelerates global warming and denudes Canada's great boreal forest.

America's Other Foreign Oil: Seeing Canada's Tar Sands Up Close

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans don't understand the environmental and human consequences of feeding our insatiable appetite for fuel from closer to home: Canada.

President Obama: Don't Give Canadian Tar Sands a Free Climate Pass

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Frances Beinecke

Tomorrow President Obama is traveling to Canada. Prime Minister Harper wants to discuss giving Canada's dirty tar sands fuel a pass from greenhouse gas limits.

Unearthed: The News Without the Chaff

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

John Conyers subpoenas Karl Rove, Obama blocks some of Bush's last-minute environmental rollbacks, Sarah Palin plans to sue federal government over endangered whales, and more.