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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...

McConnell Says Keystone Pipeline Will Top Senate Agenda Next Year

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell declared Tuesday that approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in Ja...

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 go...

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.

Could the Oil Price Crash Kill Keystone XL?

Terry Connelly | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Terry Connelly

Why, indeed, would U.S. shale producers want to use public policy to subsidize Canadian oil producers in an extreme and sustained low oil price environment?

Climate Change This Week: the Pepsi Hijack, Cooling Mirrors, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. An Inspiring Conversation on Addressing Climate Change National Scientific Adviso...

The Cheap Oil Curse

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Remember "Peak Oil?" The world was running out of oil, prices would soon skyrocket, and we had better find other fuels. Well, that argument didn't work out so well for environmentalists, did it? As oil reserves and those of other carbon fuels became scarce and prices rose, the law of supply and demand kicked in. The industry invested the profits from those higher prices in new technologies, and the oil barons found even more destructive ways to extract oil and gas -- by exploiting the muck from tar sands, inventing hydro-fracking, and despoiling Third World sources. So now, oil is cheaper than it's been in years, about $66 a barrel. Regular unleaded gasoline can be had for well under $3 a gallon. One of the few things sustaining U.S. consumer purchasing power in the face of dismal wages is close to $100 billion saved in energy costs. OPEC's pricing power has been broken and the United States is about to surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's largest oil producer.

GMOs Expose Senator Thune's Science Problem

Donald Carr | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Donald Carr

If Senator Thune actually believed what scientists and the U.S. military tells us about our dire climate future, he would be compelled to act immediately and with force. He'd have to stop pushing for the Keystone XL pipeline and questioning the economic impact of climate change solutions.

Climate Change This Week: Lightning Increasing, Solar Cloth, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stephen Colbert takes the Polar Plunge here, highlighting the dim lights who don't ...

Jason Linkins

Finally, 'Emperor' Obama Ends The 'Will-He-Or-Won't-He' Immigration Phase | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: This week, after several months of "will-he-or-won't he" wonderings, President Barack Obama went ahead on his own and issued new ex...

Bold Steps Toward a Better America

Nick Desai | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Nick Desai

Denial, dogma and allegiance to the old is not only how we'll fall behind, but it is, as the president said last night, "contrary to our character."

Jon Stewart Pokes Dems For Cynical Keystone Ploy

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.21.2014 | Comedy

Supporters of the Keystone XL Pipeline claim it'll create jobs, but as Jon Stewart pointed out on Thursday night's "Daily Show," Senate Democrats are ...

What Happens When You Declare War On Yourself?

Lance Simmens | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Climate change does not discriminate when imposing the harsh and deadly consequences of its actions; it affects your loved ones as well as your enemies. One must seriously question the importance of jobs created under such conditions.

Solar Power: No Pipeline Required

Margie Alt | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

By tapping just a small fraction of our solar potential, we can make a big difference in the quality of our lives and the future of the planet. But we're not arguing that we should stop there.

A Little Toke

Jonathan Richards | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Jason Linkins

Thus Endeth Mary Landrieu's Keystone Pipeline Theatrics | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

The Keystone pipeline, which would funnel the spoils of Canadian tar sands to refineries in Texas if it were a thing that actually existed, currently ...

Rachel Maddow Tears Into Democrats Over Keystone XL Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.19.2014 | Media

It's not often you see MSNBC's Rachel Maddow get angry with Democrats, but when she does, she gets really, really mad. Maddow tore into the Democra...

Senate Rejects Bid to Force Approval of Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Today was a good day for American leadership, showing that the big polluter agenda doesn't stand up.

Kate Sheppard

Landrieu's Keystone XL Hail Mary Falls Short | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- After six days of political wrangling and vote-whipping, the Senate failed to pass a bill on Tuesday forcing authorization of the Keys...

Analysis: Keystone XL Is Designed for a Burning Planet

Brad Johnson | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Brad Johnson

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, now under consideration for approval by the U.S. Senate, would have a significant and dangerous impact on the climate, incompatible with the White House goal of a sustainable climate.

Mayor de Blasio, Please Add Climate Change to Your Progressive Agenda

Josh Fox | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Josh Fox

Mr. Mayor, take some of our inspiration to heart and stand with us to fight Keystone XL, to fight for New York City and to deepen our progressive values as we move into the future.