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Keystone Xl Pipeline

The Economic Case Against Keystone

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

For decades, Americans have been trapped in the boom-bust cycle of resource extraction. Approving Keystone XL will further bind America to an industry that is rapidly losing ground to more sensible and sustainable energy solutions.

Kate Sheppard

House Approves Keystone XL Bill Again, Setting Up Showdown With White House | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House voted Friday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, setting the stage for a Senate vote next week and a face-off with the White ...

Republicans Aren't Job Creators

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

When the GOP trumpets "new jobs," it's typically a ploy to divert gullible Americans from the true Republican agenda: lining the pockets of the rich.

Kate Sheppard

Nebraska Supreme Court Says Yes To Keystone Route Approval | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a victory for proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the pipeline's proposed route t...

The Climate Post: EPA Delays Release of Carbon Emissions Rules for Power Plants

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying the release of carbon emissions rules for all power plants and will publish them for new as well as existing plants at the same time mid-summer.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Committee Clears Path To Floor For Keystone XL Vote | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced legislation to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline without a...

Keystoning the Culture of Extraction

Paul Stoller | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Just as the capture of three terrorist gunmen in France will not alter the balance of power in the world, so the presence or absence of the Keystone XL pipeline is not likely to determine the fate of humankind.

Here's Why Keystone XL Is the Wrong Choice for Our Nation

Robert Redford | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green
Robert Redford

Polluters are fighting hard to get Keystone approved. The oil and gas industry pumped $53.1 million into last year's congressional campaigns--87 percent of which went to Republican candidates. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raked in $608,000 from the industry for his 2014 campaign, and now he is putting Keystone XL at the heart of his big polluter agenda. But this isn't just a battle over industry influence. This is a choice about the kind of nation we want to live in. Do we want to live in a country where expert reviews don't matter and industry profits trump our families' health? Do we want to lock ourselves into a fuel that generates 17 percent more climate change pollution than crude oil and makes our children more vulnerable to extreme weather? Or do we want something better?

Keystone Is Bad, and So Is Fracking

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

As the 114th Congress kicks off, environmental activists and good-government advocates alike are holding their breath - and their noses - at what we worry could be the most hostile period ever for clean air, clean water and public health in America.

Kate Sheppard

White House Issues Formal Position on House Keystone Bill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The White House issued its formal policy stance on the House legislation to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on We...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Democrats Plot To Impede GOP's Keystone Pipeline Plans | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The newly-weakened Senate Democratic caucus is trying to muster all the opposition it can to the impending vote on the Keystone XL pip...

'Green News Report' -- January 6, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.08.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: WHILE WE WERE OUT: The planet had its hottest year in recorded history; E...

The Business School Dean's Quiz for 2015

Terry Connelly | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Terry Connelly

Give yourself three points for each right answer until the last, which, if you guess correctly, is worth four points. The Dean's guesses are shown at the end. We'll compare our guesses with reality at the end of 2015.

Mitch McConnell's Big Test Over the Next Two Years

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Starting Jan. 6, a new story will be written, and it revolves around a central question that some in the party's own rank-and-file are asking: Can the GOP transform itself from a party of obstruction to a party of governing? To date, we simply don't know whether Republican lawmakers will be able to make that transformation.

People, Not Gorillas, Are the Real Heroes of Virunga

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 03.07.2015 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

This is a very good film that could have been a great film if the producers could have taken some more risks. Having navigated this part of Virunga in 2007, 2008 and 2009, I can say that taking risks is easier said then done. If the government does not approve of your footage, it is confiscated.

A Vast Number of Jobs to Be Created in and by New Congress

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

As the 114th Congress convenes this week with a Republican "working" majority, one of their top priorities -- the GOP says -- is to create jobs.

Climate Change This Week: Foul Fracking Fumes, Solar Sponge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Why the US China Climate Deal Is Real - because their rapid development of fo...

Chuck Schumer Lays Out Democrats' Plans On Keystone

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that Democrats will try to improve a pending bill that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline, but that even w...

Why It Is Time to Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not a jobs program. It is not an economic development program. It brings risk to our farmers in the heartland and the health of communities across the country threatened by climate change. It is time to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline once and for all.

2015 Climate Change Forecast

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I'm pretty sure that Inhofe must be reading different news feeds than I am, otherwise, how could he fail to be as concerned as I am? Below are some of my top anxieties, not necessarily in order of my angst:

Michael McAuliff

McConnell: Keystone XL Will Be My First Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who will take charge of the chamber next month when the new GOP-led Congress takes offic...

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Murder, a Flying Donut, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/RHOI/Rex/AP Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: Thi...

Unsafe and Unnecessary Oil Trains Threaten 25 Million Americans

Ralph Nader | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
Ralph Nader

Rather than choosing either of these destructive options, we are fortunate to be able to choose safe, affordable cleaner energy and more efficient energy products, such as vehicles and furnaces, instead. That is the future and it is not a distant future -- it's happening right now.

'Green News Report' - December 9, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Super Typhoon Hagupit blows 2014 into the record books; Doesn't look good...

Climate Change This Week: The Munchkin Dilemma, Solar Cash Crop and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.06.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.