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To Fight Climate Change, What Would George Washington Do?

Rocky Kistner | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Rocky Kistner

On this Presidents Day, it's fitting to reflect on a November night more than 200 years ago, when Gen. George Washington rowed out onto New Jersey's Millstone River with a contingent of soldiers to settle a scientific mystery; what was behind the rumors of the river catching fire?

Climate Change This Week: Magma Mania, Dirty Fuel Dealer, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Keystone XL Will Significantly Increase Oil Industry Investment in the Tar Sands

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

We often hear Keystone XL dismissed as insignificant. This misses the point that a decision on Keystone XL is a decision about whether the tar sands production will more than triple over its 2010 levels by 2030. It is a decision that is significant for our climate.

GOP Senators Pressure Obama On Keystone

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Dozens of Republican senators on Tuesday called on the White House to approve the Keystone XL pipeline as foes vowed ...

Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline Once and For All

Michael Marx | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Michael Marx

The president has more than enough evidence on carbon pollution, drinking water threats, public health threats, and safety threats to reject the pipeline. The facts speak for themselves: tar sands are toxic, corrosive, difficult to clean up, and carbon-intensive.

Why, Nine Years Later, Keystone XL's Fate Is Still in Limbo

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The Keystone saga highlights the enormity of the challenge that's ahead of oil sands producers. While Keystone's 830,000 barrels-a-day of throughput is significant, it's still only a fraction of the additional pipeline capacity that will be needed for producers to fulfill their expansion plans.

Stephen Colbert Takes On The Keystone Pipeline

Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

Stephen Colbert riffed on the latest environmental analysis of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that came out last week, and President Obama's ongoin...

Keystone XL Environmental Impact Bottom Line: Go With Gandhi

KC Golden | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
KC Golden

The Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline illustrates Gandhi's famous dictum: "We must be the change we wish to see in the world."

Kate Sheppard

Keystone Analysts' Ties To TransCanada Still Drawing Fire | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An environmental group is again hammering the contractor that created last Friday's environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keyst...

The Climate Post: Keystone XL Assessment Report Finds No Significant Environmental Objections

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The State Department issued its final environmental impact statement on the Keystone XL pipeline, which echoed findings in previous analyses that the pipeline would lead to no substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Picadillo, Penguin Babies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? N...

Keystone XL's Northern Leg: A Fracked Oil Pipeline Along with Tar Sands

Steve Horn | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Many doubt that rail could ever replace pipeline as a viable marketing mechanism for Alberta's tar sands. But few could argue the fact that rail reigns supreme for bringing Bakken fracked oil to market.

The Daily Szep -- Keystone XL

Paul Szep | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Keystone XL Tar Sands Protests: A Moment in Our History

Rocky Kistner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Keystone XL has become a rallying cry to protect the climate and our health, a moment in our history that can send a critical message to the world: it's time to cut carbon emissions and stop feeding the most environmentally destructive project on the planet.

House Republicans Divided In Debt Ceiling Deal, Concede Top Ideas

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are struggling to devise a way forward on must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap....

Obama's Climate Legacy May Come Down to Coal and 'No'

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Obama's record on climate is thus far mixed: kudos on his fuel economy standards, not so much on boosting fossil fuel production. With three years left to go, he can still swing for the fences and he has two big fat pitches, headed for the plate and right in his wheelhouse.

Keystone XL: An Environmental Triple Whammy

Dave Pruett | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Dave Pruett

There's a certain level of madness in using ever more extreme technologies to wring ever-dwindling supplies of black gold from Mother Earth. The safest way to insure that one's retirement nest egg lasts a lifetime is to live only on the interest.

Former Interior Secretary: Build The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he believes the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada should be built. Salazar said at ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Abandons Plans To Tie Debt Ceiling To Keystone, Obamacare 'Insurance Bailout' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are abandoning plans to link a debt ceiling increase to the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline or a repeal of the ri...

How Will John Kerry Handle His 'Colin Powell Moment?'

Dr. John Abraham | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Dr. John Abraham

Clearly, none of the goals Secretary Kerry has laid out are consistent with approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Yet right now there are numerous forces -- both inside and outside the Obama Administration -- pushing hard to approve this environmentally disastrous project

Canadian Ambassador, U.S. Lawmakers Push For Keystone Pipeline Approval

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusual coalition of lawmakers from both parties, labor and business leaders, veterans groups and Canada's ambassador to the Un...

Keystone XL: Set to Reject

Michael Brune | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Although he has struggled with the paradox of reducing carbon pollution while promoting a dirty "all of the above" energy policy, Obama already has more than enough evidence to reject this pipeline based solely on its effect on climate disruption. But even though this debate has centered on climate, that is only part of what's at stake.

State Department Review Spurs Rallies Across Country Asking President to Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Why do we say that the President has the grounds to reject Keystone XL? Once you read the final environmental review, you can see that it lays the groundwork for a failing grade for Keystone XL on a number of issues including climate.

Americans Rally to Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

A State Department review that came out Friday proves, beyond doubt, that the tar sands pipeline would mean a dirtier, more dangerous future for our children.

Reality Check on Keystone XL: Despite Industry Spin, New Environmental Report Lays Ground for Denial

Robert Redford | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Robert Redford

You'll remember that the president said he won't greenlight a project that raises the dangers of climate change. The State Department report makes it clear that this is exactly what Keystone XL would do. Bottom line: the tar sands pipeline fails the president's climate test.