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President Barack Obama vs. His Conscience: Why His Veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Symbol That Matters

Julie Bergman Sender | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Julie Bergman Sender

The Keystone XL Pipeline debate is being called bad political theater as a way to discredit it and label it as just a symbolic fight. These are the times when presidential power can really mean something.

Michael McAuliff

Boehner: Vetoing Keystone Would Be Like Calling America 'Stupid' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama would be "calling the American people stupid" if he vetoes a bill to authorize the controversial Keystone XL pipe...

Kate Sheppard

Here's What Big Oil Has In The Pipes If Keystone Fails | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- TransCanada Corp., the company seeking to build the Keystone XL pipeline, has teamed up with the world's largest public relations firm...

If Democrats Are Serious, They'll Reject Keystone XL and Sen. Landrieu

Erich Pica | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Erich Pica

The two parties are now competing to see which party can stamp its name on the Keystone XL pipeline that threatens our planet first. This is a transparent Hail Mary to save one of the oil industry's biggest champions, Senator Mary Landrieu.

Climate Change This Week: A BIG Climate Pact, Cheap US Solar Soon All Over, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...

Bernie Sanders: Approving Keystone XL 'Makes No Sense To Me'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

As the Senate prepares to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reiterated his position that he doesn’t want it to...

5 Reasons the Senate Must Protect Our Communities from the Keystone XL Pipeline

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This bill would bypass essential reviews, skip safety assessments, and fast track a dangerous project. This has sweeping implications for future generations. And yet it is entangled in the politics of the moment.

Obama Faces Confrontations With Republicans On Immigration, Keystone XL

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama is back in Washington, where he faces confrontations with Republicans on im...

This Obscure Nebraska Panel May Hold Sway Over Keystone XL Pipeline

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Congress is suddenly scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the fate of the oft-delayed $5.4 billion project c...

Kate Sheppard

All Eyes Are On A Small Group Of Democratic Senators For The Keystone Vote | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Senate's vote next week on legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline may come down to a handful of Democrats, who ...

Keystone Vote: Three Years Late, and for the Wrong Reason

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Even with all the shouting between sides, we're still not discussing the real issue: The US has no comprehensive energy policy, and we stumble, under the terrible lack of leadership in Washington, from crisis to crisis with little effort to reduce our overall demand for heavy hydrocarbons such as crude and coal.

Kate Sheppard

House Passes Bill Forcing Keystone XL Approval For The 9th Time | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed a measure Friday that would force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The House approved the ...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Not From Keystone -- From Clean Energy

Bob Keefe | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Bob Keefe

Here's the craziest part: While Congress mires itself in the politics surrounding Keystone, it continues to ignore critical tax policies that could lead to exponentially more American-made jobs in renewables and energy efficiency.

Kate Sheppard

Mary Landrieu's Keystone Bill Close To Passing Senate | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legislation to force the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline picked up support Thursday as more Democratic senators signed on to Sen. M...

Paul Blumenthal

Remember Who Held Election's Purse Strings As Congress Sets 2015 Agenda | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following the Republican wave that swept away the Democratic Senate majority last week, reporters, advocates and pundits debated the eff...

Blockadia on Trial: What the Jury Did Not Hear

Alec Johnson | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green
Alec Johnson

On Earth Day, April 22, 2013, I disrupted construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and was arrested and charged with several offenses in Atoka County, Oklahoma. 18 months later I finally had my day in court before a jury of my peers.

Climate Change This Week: Ikea Sells Solar, IPCC's Urgent Report, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Screen capture of Facebook Timeline Photos Stephen Colbert: The Republicans' Inspi...

Under the Republican Congress, All Environmental Politics Will Be Local

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Since there hasn't been any new U.S. federal environmental law in nearly a quarter century, I do not expect the productivity of the new Congress to be any worse than the old one.

Paul Blumenthal

Current and Incoming Republican Senators Set Out Pro-Corporate Agenda For Next Congress | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans senators, including those already in office and incoming new members, discussed across morning television shows on Sunday wh...

'Green News Report' - November 6, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Election 2014 Environmental Democalypse Now: get ready for the Republi...

Canadian Government Still Committed To Keystone XL Pipeline

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green

OTTAWA, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Canada's Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Thursday the government remains committed to the Keystone XL pipeline project...

GOP Leadership Promises Worst Attack on Environmental Protection in Decades

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This pro-polluter agenda is not what the majority of Americans want. Poll after poll shows strong support for environmental protection. Yet incoming Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner ignore these views.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Now Has Enough Votes To Pass Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Bill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The new Senate Republican majority creates an opportunity for likely Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to force a vote on the pr...

Climate Change This Week: Coal's Creepy Cancer, Saving Capitalism From Polluters and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.01.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Ari Phillips at Climate Progress. Three major companies - Cisco Systems, 3M, and Kimberly Clark - announced they will now give employees a deeply discounted way of buying or leasing solar panels for their homes. Sunny news, indeed!

What Would Republicans Do With a Senate Majority?

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

This isn't what Democrats are saying Republicans are going to do. This is what Republicans are saying Republicans are going to do.