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Is a Bolder President Obama Emerging Like a Phoenix From the Ashes of the Midterms, Instead of a Lame Duck?

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Like the swallows returning noisily to Capistrano each spring, Congress has returned to D.C. following another midterm election, this time with the Republicans firmly in charge and already imposing their will on the legislative agenda.

Beyond Keystone

Carl Pope | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Alberta tar sands oil and North Dakota light shale oil flows into the same markets, have access to the same refineries, and rely on the same pipelines and railroads to get them to the same customers. So it was never terribly plausible that Keystone would be good for the U.S. -- it was designed to make Canadian oil more competitive in global markets.

Climate Change This Week: US Kabooming, Solar Winning, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner @@ How To Com...

Stephen Harper's Petro-State Is Built on Tar Sands

Washington Spectator | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Washington Spectator

Over 90 percent of Canada's oil reserves are bitumen, the costly production of which nets only 4 percent to Canada's GDP. But oil represents 40 percent of the country's exports. So the urgency to develop and export the tar-sands oil has become a national priority.

No Deal Can Make up For Keystone XL

May Boeve | Posted 04.29.2015 | Green
May Boeve

The veto is just step one. Now, President Obama needs to move forward and reject Keystone XL once and for all. Pipeline opponents will be working even harder in this home stretch to make sure the [resident follows through and issues a real rejection.

What the Keystone Pipeline Means to Millennials

Jacob Peters | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Jacob Peters

Obama speaking our language doesn't necessarily mean iMessages full of emojis, though his recent experiment with a "selfie-stick" suggests that it may not be far behind; instead we are seeing an Executive that is acting on our issues.

The Climate Post: First Rules for Arctic Drilling Released

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Department of the Interior unveiled the first draft rules for offshore oil and gas exploration in the Arctic. If approved, they would -- among other things -- require energy companies to submit safety plans and have a separate backup rig nearby to quickly drill a relief well to handle any blowout.

First 50 Days: Nothing but the Big Polluter Agenda

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Fifty days into the new Congress, McConnell has established himself as a champion of polluting industries. McConnell devoted much of this session to supporting the Keystone XL pipeline for dirty tar sands oil and trying to block the EPA from reducing climate change emissions.

'Green News Report' -- February 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.26.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: VETOED: Obama nixes Keystone XL pipeline bill; EXPOSED: prominent climat...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill, The Third Veto Of HIs Presidency

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama formally vetoed legislation authorizing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, the latest devel...

Climate Change This Week: Apple Goes Solar, Apocalyptic US Droughts Predicted, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Deadpan Climate Humor At Its Best: Philomena Cunk Moments of Wonder - Climate...

'Green News Report' - February 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another oil explosion, this time at an Exxon refinery in CA;...

Climate Change This Week: Norway Divests, Siberia Melts, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.18.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Not enough is known to predict why the high pressure system occasionally allows an atmospheric river to sneak in and water California, though reports Andres Thompson at Climate Central. The latest river is far from significantly easing California drought.

It's Not Just Keystone (Or, Another Frackin' Mess)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Out where the Great Plains kiss the sky, and oilmen poke the ground, a drillin' fella might even get the urge to burst into song!...

What About Keystone South?

Tom Weis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

We cannot let up until Keystone North is vanquished, but all signs continue to point to the president nixing TransCanada's cross-border permit. The latest flashing sign is a White House promise to veto a Keystone pipeline bill just passed by Congress.

Kate Sheppard

Nebraska Judge Halts Eminent Domain For Keystone Pipeline Route

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green

A Nebraska judge has issued a temporary injunction barring TransCanada from using eminent domain to force landowners to sell rights allowing the propo...

'Green News Report' - February 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Eleventh time's the charm: House GOP passes the Keystone XL bill -- again; Apple Computers invests big in big solar; and record snow in Boston with more on the way.

The Climate Post: Next Stop on Road to a Climate Agreement in Paris: Geneva

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

With both global Earth surface and global sea surface temperatures reaching record levels in 2014, pressure to reach a final climate accord is intense.

Keystone XL, Cold War 2.0, and the GOP Vision for 2016

Michael T. Klare | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

While North American energy integration may appeal to Republicans for the way it would enrich major U.S. oil companies and pipeline firms, its real allure lies in the way they believe it will buttress the more hawkish and militarized foreign policy that so many in the GOP now favor.

A Time to Veto

Rhea Suh | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Rhea Suh

That is not a project that serves our national interest. It is, instead, a project that's about big profits for big oil, big payoffs for industry allies on Capitol Hill and big pollution for the rest of us.

Kate Sheppard

House Passes Keystone Bill, Sending It To Obama For Veto

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed the Senate version of legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday, s...

Was Reagan Right?

Edward Flattau | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

I have always viewed the federal government as an essential cog in the organized effort to curb pollution and resource degradation. It was therefore alarming to me that President Ronald Reagan's tart observation that "the 10 most frightening words in the English language are 'I'm from the federal government, and I'm here to help'" was beginning to make sense.

Laying Pipe in The Lower 48

Sam Slovick | Posted 04.12.2015 | Green
Sam Slovick

No one was surprised when the U.S. Senate recently passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, and though a new video urges all to sign the NRDC petition advising Obama to veto the pipeline, which he will likely do, sooner or later the black snake from Alberta will penetrate the heartland of the U.S. and pipe will be laid.

Climate Change This Week: Rising Seas, Family Planning Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change: The Elevator Pitch * * * These sea slugs are now invading n...

Peak Oil Revisited

Peter Neill | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

In recent weeks, we have seen the cancellation of industry plans to exploit the Arctic and Antarctic, build new pipelines, and force financial dependence on a single source of supply. At $50 a barrel, the justifying prediction of continuous exorbitant profit make no sense. It is an incredible opportunity for change.