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Reviewing the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: The More We Learn, The Worse It Looks

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

What we already know from existing analysis is that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not in our national interest. The pipeline means worsening climate change. Piping it through the U.S. heartland would put our ranchers and farmers at risk from difficult to clean up oil spills.

Violence, Redemption, and the Power of Song

Shyla Nelson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Shyla Nelson

In the wake of the trauma, I was at war with my own body. I stopped eating and began wasting away. Singing became excruciating, then impossible, until I completely lost my voice.

Keystone: Exporting Canadian Oil Across America's Backyard

Hunter Cutting | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Hunter Cutting

The environmental impact statement appears to be a clear signal that the Obama Administration is headed down the road to approval. However, the growing backlash against the pipeline creates a headache for the president who just made a very public commitment to protect the climate.

Keystone Study Ignores Climate Impact

Eric Zuesse | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

The U.S. State Department's "Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Keystone XL Project" released on Friday evening, makes no mention at al...

Where Is Everybody?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Two Sundays ago, I traveled to the nation's capital to attend what was billed as "the largest climate rally in history" and I haven't been able to get the experience -- or a question that haunted me -- out of my mind. Where was everybody?

Boehner: No Reason To Block Keystone XL Pipeline

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.02.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new State Department report is the latest evidence that the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada should be approved...

Lynne Peeples

U.S. Report Calling Keystone Pipeline 'Environmentally Sound' Outrages Environmentalists

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

Environmentalists are fuming over the conclusion from the State Department that the Keystone XL pipeline -- a fiercely-debated proposal to transport h...

Keystone XL: Cynicism on the Potomac

Michael Brune | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

You know the news is going to be bad when they bury it at 4 p.m. on a Friday. We dealt with this for eight years during the Bush administration. I never thought we'd be doing it again under John Kerry's State Department.

Environmentalists Upset Over State Department's Keystone XL Analysis

Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

The State Department released their Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline proposal on Friday...

The Key to Big Oil's Sky-high Price Play: Keystone Export XL

Carl Pope | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

It's time for everyone to wake up. Transportation fuel doesn't have to cost $4 a gallon. The oil industry is terrified prices might fall. They want government to bail them out, and guarantee permanent high prices.

Climate Activists Are Just Getting Warmed Up

Carl Gibson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
Carl Gibson

The president left town during a historic rally pressuring him to take action to reject a pipeline, in order to play a game based on egregious wasting of natural resources with someone who does business with Anadarko, an oil/gas/pipeline company.

Keystone XL Pipeline: Why All the Fuss?

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Paul Schwennesen

I concede the point: the Keystone XL is a symbol. But is excoriation of symbols really all that meaningful in the larger context of planetary stewardship?

The Few and the Many: Linking a Campaign to a Movement

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Eileen Flanagan

When I handcuffed my wrist to the White House fence on February 13 along with author Bill McKibben, the Sierra Club's Michael Brune, civil rights icon Julian Bond and 44 others, it was a big moment for my organization, Earth Quaker Action Team.

The Keystone Hypodermic: One Last Fix?

Eliot Daley | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Eliot Daley

The Keystone pipeline is like a gigantic hypodermic needle stuck into America. Its promoters know we are addicted to the wrong drug -- fossil fuels -- but they know we do not have the willpower to kick the habit as long as the pushers find new ways to slip us one more fix.

No Time to Cool Off

Michael Brune | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Decades from now, we may well look at 2013 as a turning point in climate action. The groundswell of grassroots activism that we're seeing will keep gathering momentum until it sweeps our nation into a clean energy future.

Nurses Oppose the KXL Pipeline - and All of Labor Should Too

Deborah Burger | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Deborah Burger

The future for labor should not be scrambling for elusive crumbs thrown down by corporate partners, but advocating for the larger public interest, the reputation labor deservedly earned in the 1930s and 1940s, the period of labor's greatest growth and the resulting emergence of a more egalitarian society.

The Keystone Pipeline: Which Side Are You On?

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

A line has to be drawn somewhere. A line that says we will no longer permit America's energy decisions to jeopardize future generations. A line that says we have to curtail greenhouse emissions while we still have a chance to save the planet.

'Green News Report' - February 21, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

The Expansion of the Dirtiest Fuel on the Planet Hinges on the Keystone XL Pipeline

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Climate change is already threatening our communities with extreme weather and costly damages. Fortunately President Obama has the power to stop a major source of global warming pollution from spreading: tar sands oil.

It's Time: Move America Forward on Climate

Michael Marx | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

President Obama must lead our nation in the transition to a clean-energy economy that will create jobs, clean our air and water, protect our wild places, and improve our health. It's time to move America Forward on Climate.

President Obama Lighting Fuse to Tar Sands 'Carbon Bomb' in Texas and Oklahoma Right Now

Tom Weis | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Ending TransCanada's assault on Texas and Oklahoma is the first and easiest thing the president can do to show America he is serious about addressing a climate crisis spiraling out of control on his watch.

Why I Marched Against the XL Pipeline

John Fullerton | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
John Fullerton

My daughter and I joined an estimated 50,000 demonstrators in Washington D.C. marching against the XL Pipeline that would connect the Canadian Tar Sands to American refineries. After a half century on this planet, I took to the streets. Here's why.

Re-Defining 'Energy Independence' in the Keystone Era

Tom Steyer | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green
Tom Steyer

If we're going to get serious about addressing climate change, we need to be independent of dirty energy. And I believe we need American leadership to solve this urgent global problem.

'Green News Report' - February 19, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

TransCanada: Keystone XL Will Have No Measurable Affect On Climate Change

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a shift in strategy, the company that wants to build an oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas said Tuesday that the project...