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Time For Democrats To Take On Big Oil

Jamie Henn | Posted 07.25.2016 | Green
Jamie Henn

Taking on the fossil fuel industry isn't just the right thing to do for the climate, it's the right thing to do for the election. Big Oil wasn't the most popular going into this contest and the ongoing investigations into Exxon will only strengthen the case.

Get Smart Fast: Donald Trump's Energy and Environment Agenda in 200 Words

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

Without more particulars, it is difficult to know how Trump would achieve many of these goals. Some policy priorities would run into logistical challenges almost immediately.

Voter ID Laws Put Latinos' Constitutional Rights and the Planet's Future in Peril

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Javier Sierra

For us Latinos, the consensus that climate change is real and that the federal government must intervene to fight it is practically unanimous, and even today, it's far higher than that of the population in general.

Trump, Hillary Haters Take a Hard Look at the Constitution Party

Judy Frankel | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Speaking in a southern drawl from Memphis, Tennessee, Darryll Castle, Presidential nominee for the Constitution Party answered my questions.

Oil Pipeline from Hell

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.03.2016 | Books
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Obama's turning down the pipeline in November 2015 was no more than a blip, a "small victory," in a protracted future war. This meant a future "with far fewer fossil fuels."

U.S. And Canada Agree On Methane Emissions Cut Ahead Of Trudeau's Visit

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) - The United States and Canada agreed joint steps on Thursday to fight climate change, including cutting methane emissi...

Getting Change Wrong

Bill McKibben | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Bill McKibben

If you think that we need a leader who will push to change the way we see the world then it makes perfect sense to imagine Bernie as the realistic candidate, the one who will get things done.

Donald Trump Was On Fire At Saturday’s Debate

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump is a racist, sexist, fear-mongering serial liar. But when he’s right, he’s right. And on Saturday night, he was on. As many Republica...

TransCanada Grasps at Straws in the Face of Defeat

Sierra Club Environmental Law Program | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Sierra Club Environmental Law Program

Photo credit: "Youth Against KXL Pipeline 3/2/14" by Susan Melklsethlan licensed under CC BY 2.0. By Eric Huber, Sierra Club Senior Managing Attorney...

President Obama's Final Climate Test: Keep It in the Ground

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.12.2016 | Green
Jamie Henn

Now, as the President gives his final State of the Union and prepares for his last year in office, the question remains: which path will he take? Will he continue to act in the way he did on Keystone XL, standing up to Big Oil and turning down projects that endanger the climate and our communities? Or will the President backslide to the Obama we saw in Cushing and continue to promote fossil fuel development, leaving a legacy full of contradictions and half-measures?

Pipeline Developer Is Suing Obama To Resurrect Keystone XL

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thought the Keystone XL pipeline was dead? Think again. Developer TransCanada has filed two separate legal challenges trying to make the...

TransCanada's Pathetic Keystone XL Lawsuit Could Galvanize Resistance to New Trade Agreements

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green
Jamie Henn

Talk about sore losers. The Canadian pipeline company TransCanada announced this afternoon that it is suing Obama Administration over its decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. The lawsuit won't do anything to help get the pipeline built, it's too late for that.

Federal Court Gives Blessing to Covertly Approved Enbridge Cross-Border Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogA federal court has ruled that the Enbridge Alberta Clipper (Line 67) cross-border tar sands pipeline expansion project, p...

After Paris: The Climate Talks End and the Movement Continues

Jamie Henn | Posted 12.13.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

There are many ways to look at the climate deal coming out of Paris. We can identify with both those who criticize its lack of ambition, and those who are desperate to celebrate its success. Because the real outcome of the agreement isn't contained in the text, but what comes after.

A Historic Climate Win, Keystone XL's Unfinished Business And Obama's Shaky Climate Legacy

Tom Weis | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

Knowing few would hold him accountable during the heated presidential race with Mitt Romney, Obama used the campaign as political cover to deliver Keystone South to TransCanada.

Forget Keystone XL, The Clean Energy Sector Has Jobs

Bob Keefe | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Bob Keefe

President Obama had plenty of good reasons for rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline on Nov. 6, but here's one more reason that made it all the more logical: We're already creating lots of energy jobs in America.

'No' Is Not an Energy Plan

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

The president has stopped -- at least temporarily -- the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. But, that won't stop the relentless drive for Americans to create, to build, and to advance.

TransCanada's Next Move After Keystone XL: Flood Mexico with Fracked Gas With State Department Help

Steve Horn | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

TransCanada, the owner of the recently-nixed northern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, has won a bid from Mexico's government to build a 155-mile pipeline carrying gas from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the United States to Mexico's electricity grid.

How An Unlikely Coalition Of Environmental Activists Stopped Keystone XL

Anthony Swift | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Anthony Swift

After years of contentious debate, Keystone XL has been rejected once and for all. This is the behind-the-scenes story of how a small group of unlikely allies turned what everyone expected to be a routine governmental approval process into one of the most heated environmental battles in US history -- and prevailed.

The Pipeline Stops Here

Michael Brune | Posted 11.09.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Although President Obama held the pen, the real heroes are the ordinary people who refused to give in, give up, or give way. They came together from an incredible array of backgrounds and communities -- united by a determination not to let Big Oil have its way.

The Activists' Playbook Behind Obama's Keystone Rejection

The Conversation US | Posted 11.07.2015 | Green
The Conversation US

By overtly politicizing the issue, the activists may have further polarized attitudes about climate change and moved the country closer to a scenario in which climate change is considered a Democratic issue, while opposition to climate-friendly policies becomes a litmus test for Republicans.

World's Pledges To Reduce Carbon Emissions Aren't Enough, UN Warns

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Countries around the world are pledging to cut their carbon emissions ahead of next month's climate meeting in Paris, part of a desperate team effort ...

The People Rejected Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.06.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

There was a sense of quiet determination amongst the participants, a feeling that addressing the climate crisis required something more than just emails and petition signatures: it was going to take putting our bodies on the line.

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton Praise Obama's Rejection Of Keystone Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley praised Preside...

Politicians React To Obama's Rejection Of Keystone Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama announced the rejection of the Keystone pipeline on Friday. "The Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interest of ...