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Obama's Keystone XL Trade-Off: Executive Order Expediting Everything Else

Steve Horn | Posted 11.08.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Feeling the pressure from protest against the Keystone XL, Obama pulled a fast one: "wait and see" for XL's northern half -- which many claimed as a victory -- and expedited approval of everything else via executive order.

Harper Offers Obama Emissions Deal To Win Keystone

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

OTTAWA, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, trying to win U.S. backing for the Keystone XL pipeline, has sent...

Climate Change This Week: Virtual Coral Reefs, Hyperloops, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New IPCC Report: Greater Certainty of Human-Driven Global Warming, Impacts Are Speeding Up reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress. The likely heating wi...

Kate Sheppard

Keystone XL Decision Likely Delayed Until 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

A decision on the fate of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will likely be delayed until after the release of an inspector general investigation into ...

If We Break the Laws of Nature, Are We Justified in Breaking the Laws of Humanity?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Nearly 30 years later, as climate change takes center stage as the defining issue of our time, many are wondering role civil disobedience might play in creating a tipping point beyond which business as usual will simply no longer be possible.

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Review Misses Key Impacts Of Keystone XL, Interior Department Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

The Department of Interior has expressed concerns that the State Department is ignoring the potential impact the proposed Keystone XL pipeline could h...

Susan's 'Little Piece of Heaven' (VIDEO)

Josh Burstein | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Josh Burstein

This land is not Susan's estate -- it is her duty. To leave this "little piece of heaven" in better standing than her family found it, for future generations and the native life that benefits.

Obama's Former PR Flack: Thread Tying Keystone XL, PA Gov's Race Together

Steve Horn | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Pennsylvania Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate and former head of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Kathleen "Katie" McGinty, has hired powerful PR firm SKDKnickerbocker for her campaign's communications efforts.

Solar on the White House Is a Good Sign in the Fight Against Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Just a few years after Carter's installation, Ronald Reagan took down the solar panels and cut federal support for renewable energy. Now it seems like the adventure might be underway again.

Climate Change This Week: Alaskan Fish Fry, The Newest Hot Spot, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A shorty from the road, folks, after a week in Canadian wilderness - harvesting golden chanterelles, eyeing eagles, and overhearing local coffeehouse ...

Ryan Rainey

Hundreds Of Activists Protest Keystone XL At State Department

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- About 200 environmental activists gathered in front of the State Department Monday morning to protest the proposed expansion of the Keys...

No More Spills? New Technology Could Transform the Pipeline Sector

James Burgess | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
James Burgess

The fact remains that current systems and technologies only detect 50 percent of leaks. We need new solutions if we want to avoid another Arkansas, or another Kalamazoo.

Obama Is Leading the World to Climate Hell

Helen Grant | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Helen Grant

Here we are, once again confronted with President Obama's climate hypocrisy. Despite his latest 'promising' comments on the fate of the Keystone XL permit, it still smells like a déjà-vu.

Energy East Pipeline Is No Magical Oil Sands Solution

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Rubin

If Energy East were displacing expensive imported fuel with a cheaper home grown alternative that would be one thing. But that's not the case.

Fracking's Myriad Ties to Greenwashed State Dept Keystone XL Environmental Review

Steve Horn | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Most don't think of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") when pondering the future of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline -- but they should.

New Study: Pipeline Incidents Caused 500 Deaths, 2000 Injuries, $7 Billion in Losses Since 1986

Noah Greenwald | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Noah Greenwald

This is not idle sky-is-falling speculation. Federal officials assure us the Keystone pipeline, which would transport up to 35 million gallons of tar sands oil a day from Canada to Texas, could spill up to 100 times during its lifetime.

Climate Change This Week: Burn, Baby, Burn, Sea Rise Lock-in, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change Is Burning America conclude scientists and fire experts at a recent conference reports Tom Kenworthy at Climate Progress. Huge, explosi...

GOP Lawmakers Upset With Obama Over Skeptical Remarks On Keystone XL

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

* Appears State Dept recommendation 1 yr away -letter * Lawmakers request meeting with Obama WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuter...

Greenpeace Director Warns Keystone XL Decision Could Have Long-Term Consequences

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green

Approval of the Keystone XL pipeline could spark an "incredibly negative" reaction from voters and President Barack Obama's big donors, Greenpeace USA...

Climate Change This Week: Continuous Clean Energy, Sultry Siberia, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.27.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Intermittency Of Renewables Is Shrinking reports Zachary Shahan at CleanTechnica. Solar thermal can be designed to be continuous, off-shore wind has l...

Obama Disputes Job Projections For Controversial Pipeline

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called into question the number of jobs that would be created from the controversial Key...

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Flat Out Fails President's Common-sense Climate Test

Robert Redford | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

We would have to park every single car in America for a full year to make up for the carbon pollution the tar sands pipeline would dump into our atmosphere. Everybody in favor, raise your hand.

Lynne Peeples

Obama's Coal Contradiction

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.26.2013 | Green

Environmental experts who remain unimpressed with President Barack Obama's war-on-carbon rhetoric point to one key reason for concern that's off most ...

Revealed: Gen. David Petraeus' Course Syllabus Features 'Frackademia' Readings

Steve Horn | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

"Frackademia" is shorthand for oil and gas industry-funded research costumed as independent economics or science covering the topic of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking").

Is Canada's Oil Charm Offensive Yesterday's News?

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

The mid-term outlook for even marginal players in Canadian oil sands looks optimistic. The energy tides may be shifting, however, suggesting that while production may gain steam, Canada's heavy reliance on heavy crude may run off the rail.