Last month, it was reported that TransCanada was in damage control mode concerning flaws in the newly laid southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline after dozens of anomalies, including dents and welds, were identified along a 60-mile stretch north of the Sabine River in Texas.
You need to see this: Former Obama administration green jobs advisor Van Jones just came out swinging against Keystone XL. Van doesn't just raise the stakes, he debunks the outright myths that are leading our nation down a road to disaster.
In an American political system so perfectly polarized by corporate lobbying and petty self-preservation, leadership on Keystone has so far proved to be evasive and dithering -- a perfect combination for the global novelty betting market.
Though what we should be arguing about is the cost/benefit ratio of extracting oil from tar sands, instead we're arguing about whether its delivery mechanism -- the pipeline -- is up to code. Once again, we're missing the endangered forest for the trees.
Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are making history by flying across America in a 100 percent solar-powered plane that collects enough energy during the day to fly through the night on battery power alone.
If infrastructure, such as the Keystone XL pipeline, is built to transport tar sands, ways will be developed to extract more and more. When full accounting is done of emissions from tar sands oil, its use is equivalent to burning coal to power your automobile.
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Mark Zuckerberg has in the past been eloquent in his support for transitioning from fossil fuels to knowledge-powered and New Energy economies. Now that his financial ties to the pro tar sands advertisements are public knowledge, many of us hope he will disassociate himself from their dubious content.
It may sound a bit quixotic, but has the oil industry -- with profits on a clear upswing -- made a collaborative effort to reach out to the energy boom region's unemployed tribal members?
Responding to the campaign, an astounding 70,000 online actions were generated by Massachusetts voters. There may be some powerful special interests behind Keystone, but the Massachusetts primary has shown that the people still have a voice.
Every serious nation except the U.S. has an energy policy -- we need one. Obama's economic advisers appear not to want to even discuss the idea.
It's not in our national interest. It's a profit scheme for big oil. It would feed our addiction to fossil fuels, accelerate climate change and put our heartland farmers, ranchers and communities at risk. It needs to be denied.
If TransCanada felt it had weathered the worst of a five-year battle with environmentalists and other critics of the Keystone XL pipeline project, events of the last week or so will have curbed their enthusiasm.
Tar sands expansion rewards the oil industry while putting us all at risk of oil spills and climate change. That's a raw deal by any calculation.
It was certainly joyful to see marriage equality being considered by our top judicial body. In some ways, however, the most depressing spectacle of the week was watching Democratic leaders decide that, in 2013, it was finally safe to proclaim gay people actual human beings.
We must hold ALL elected officials and ourselves to higher standards of equality. We must break down the silos whether by community, issue or campaign. We must be bold, visionary and steadfast in our commitment to social and economic justice.