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Keystone XL Foes Turn Focus To Local Government

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green

LINCOLN, Neb. — Frustrated with state and federal officials, opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are turning to low-level county commissions a...

We Need Climate Action on All Fronts

Robert Redford | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

Without question, we're facing a climate crisis. And it is taxpayers who are bearing the high costs.

Lynne Peeples

The Other Tar Sands: Utahans Protest Overlooked U.S.-Based Operation | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green

While record numbers of protesters were chaining themselves to construction equipment earlier this week along the Oklahoma segment of the Keystone XL ...

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Fails Presidential Climate Test

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Mr. President, we have clear evidence that tar sands development causes higher carbon pollution than conventional oil. And we have clear evidence that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will drive expansion of the tar sands. Keystone XL gets a failing grade on the presidential climate test.

Obama on Climate: Back in the Game

Michael Brune | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Is everything in the Climate Action Plan workable -- or even a good idea to begin with? Of course not. On balance, though, the plan offers a way for our nation to move forward strongly.

Lucia Graves

Obama Lays Out Second-Term Climate Strategy | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday invoked his executive authority to undertake a slew of measures aimed at curbing climate change and pr...

Sam Stein

Obama Makes Major Announcement On Keystone | Sam Stein | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will ask the State Department not to approve the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline unless it...

Lucia Graves

Workers Who Helped Obama Win Urge Him To Reject Keystone XL | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Almost 150 former staffers from President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign on Thursday called on the president to reject a constr...

Lynne Peeples

Nurses Join Keystone Protest Across Golden Gate Bridge | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green

As both a mom and a nurse, Katy Roemer worries about the health risks posed by the Keystone XL pipeline -- from the chemicals leaching into waterways ...

Al Gore: Keystone XL Is An 'Atrocity'

Posted 06.18.2013 | Green

In a recent interview with The Guardian, former vice-president Al Gore made his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline clear. "This whole project [...

Opposition Escalates Over Faulty Southern Leg of Keystone XL Pipeline

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

Last month, it was reported that TransCanada was in damage control mode concerning flaws in the newly laid southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline after dozens of anomalies, including dents and welds, were identified along a 60-mile stretch north of the Sabine River in Texas.

Outgoing U.S. Ambassador: Keystone Decision 'Very Important' To Canada

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green

TORONTO -- Outgoing U.S. ambassador to Canada David Jacobson says the Obama administration knows how important the controversial Keystone XL pipeline ...

Anti-Keystone Activists Can Continue WIth Lawsuit, Judge Rules

AP | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has ruled that opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska can proceed with their legal challenge to a state law ...

Dem Slams 'The Kim Kardashian Of Energy'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) brushed off the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline, calling it "the Kim Kardashian of energy." “I don’t know why...

Lynne Peeples

'Deeply Flawed' Keystone XL Review Prompts Lawsuit | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

Environmental advocates are mounting pressure against the U.S. State Department over a Keystone XL review process they say is "plagued by conflicts of...

Lynne Peeples

Big Pipeline Operator's Business 'Is Organized Crime,' Whistleblower Says | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

Former TransCanada Corp. employee Evan Vokes' impassioned testimony before a Canadian Senate committee last week painted "a very, very bleak picture o...

Keystone XL: The Iconic Climate Battle

Michael Marx | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

If he opens the door to exploitation of the tar sands, he sends the signal to oil, coal and gas companies around the world that the one president who actually got climate change, didn't have the courage to stand up for what was right and protect the birthright of future generations--a healthy planet.

The White House Just Strengthened the Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Jamie Henn | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

What these new numbers from the White House remind us is that the real question isn't the cost of divesting from the fossil fuel industry, but the cost of staying invested in an industry that is trashing the planet.

State Department Inspector General Probing Keystone XL Contractor's Conflicts of Interest

Gabe Elsner | Posted 08.05.2013 | Green
Gabe Elsner

In yet another investigation into the Obama Administration's activities, the State Department Inspector General is probing the conflicts of interest surrounding the contractor that performed the Keystone XL review.

The Video President Obama Hopes You Won't Notice

Bill McKibben | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Bill McKibben

You need to see this: Former Obama administration green jobs advisor Van Jones just came out swinging against Keystone XL. Van doesn't just raise the stakes, he debunks the outright myths that are leading our nation down a road to disaster.

Keystone XL's Approval Is A Throw Of The Dice In Much Bigger Gamble

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

In an American political system so perfectly polarized by corporate lobbying and petty self-preservation, leadership on Keystone has so far proved to be evasive and dithering -- a perfect combination for the global novelty betting market.

Tar Sands Oil: You Can Stall It, But I Doubt You Can Stop It

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.27.2013 | Green
Jared Bernstein

Though what we should be arguing about is the cost/benefit ratio of extracting oil from tar sands, instead we're arguing about whether its delivery mechanism -- the pipeline -- is up to code. Once again, we're missing the endangered forest for the trees.

Keystone: What We Know

Bill McKibben | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Bill McKibben

Ever since the Keystone fight began, the smart money has insisted the pipeline will be approved. But so far: no pipe.

Unreasonable People: Apply Here

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We all have seeds of inherent goodness that, when nurtured and turned into real commitment, can create transform the world around us. This is exactly what we saw in Shodo Spring.

Re-Igniting America's Solar Impulse

Tom Weis | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are making history by flying across America in a 100 percent solar-powered plane that collects enough energy during the day to fly through the night on battery power alone.