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The Climate Post: Obama Tackles Climate Change In State Of The Union Address

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The president obliquely alluded to the Keystone pipeline, which would carry oil from Canadian tar sands to the United States, by noting the need to take a comprehensive look at infrastructure development.

With State of the Union, Obama Hints at Keystone XL Rejection

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

While the President didn't mention Keystone XL by name in his State of the Union, the speech only solidified the feeling that the pipeline is doomed.

Kate Sheppard

President Obama And The Pipeline That Shall Not Be Named

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The proposed Keystone XL pipeline is pretty much the only thing Congress is talking about. The House passed legislation that would force...

Kate Sheppard

TransCanada Uses Eminent Domain To Finish Nebraska Land Acquisition

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

TransCanada, the company seeking to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, said Tuesday it has filed papers in Nebraska seeking to acquire the ...

The Climate Post: House and Senate Votes, Court Decision Shorten Road to Keystone Decision

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

On Monday the Senate passed a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline in a procedural vote just shy of the 67 votes needed to override a veto, setting...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Expected To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is Real, As Part Of Keystone Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate agreed Tuesday to move to debate on amendments to legislation that would force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, another ...

Sam Stein

How Democrats Could Get Outflanked On The Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a recent conference meeting, Senate Democrats eager to see the federal minimum wage increased from $7.25 an hour were presented with ...

Keystone Bill Clears Initial Hurdle In Senate

AP | DAVID ESPO and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared an initial Senate hurdle Monday, a victory for newly em...

Kate Sheppard

Keystone Opponents Vow The Fight's Not Over In Nebraska

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that the Nebraska Supreme Court has reached a split decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, both sides are girding for the next battle...

Climate Change This Week: The Heat Is On, A Wind Power Tree, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Japan Meteorological Agency is the first of 4 major global temperature recordkee...

As Oil Prices Fall, Is Keystone Still Necessary?

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, resulting from abundant global oil supplies and cheaper gasoline at the pump, raise...

Kate Sheppard

House Approves Keystone XL Bill Again, Setting Up Showdown With White House

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Boehner: Obama's 'Out Of Excuses'

Reuters | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday clearing the way for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline through the...

Kate Sheppard

Nebraska Supreme Court Says Yes To Keystone Route Approval

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 01.08.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

The Keystone XL Pipeline Debate Is Right Where We Want It

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.08.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

Before last November, Obama may have been concerned about the impact a rejection would have on moderate Democrats. Now, he has nothing to lose. The fight is a long way from over, but there are good reasons to feel confident.

Kate Sheppard

White House Issues Formal Position on House Keystone Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Kate Sheppard

White House Issues Veto Threat Over Keystone XL Pipeline

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House issued a veto threat Tuesday for pending legislation intended to force federal approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. ...

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.05.2015 | 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...

Powerful Images Show Americans Exercising Their Right To Assemble In 2014

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

Americans gathered across the country this year to make their voices heard on issues ranging from the minimum wage to police brutality, gay marriage a...

Obama Takes A Swing At Keystone Pipeline

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke on the Keystone XL pipeline during his last press conference of the year, saying the project would be "a nominal benefit"...

McConnell Says Keystone Pipeline Will Top Senate Agenda Next Year

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green

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