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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.

Keystone XL Pipeline Will Raise Gasoline Prices, Not Just Environmental Concerns

Tom Steyer | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Tom Steyer

The last thing Americans, or the American economy needs, is another jump at the gas pump. A new report by Consumer Watchdog finds that's what America will get if the president approves Keystone XL pipeline.

Enviros Gear Up For Mass Arrests Ahead Of Keystone XL Decision

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Environmental groups CREDO, Rainforest Action Network and the Other 98% say they are organizing more than 750 activists to lead mass act...

Congressional Leaders Urge State to Consider Keystone XL's Significant Climate Impact

Anthony Swift | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Anthony Swift

Today Representative Henry Waxman and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse submitted a detailed letter to the State Department urging it to correct significant mistakes in the analysis of the climate impacts of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Obama State Department Admits It Doesn't Know Keystone XL's Exact Route

Steve Horn | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

These are important questions that Secretary Kerry, and ultimately President Obama, must answer. The fact that neither man has any clue where TransCanada intends to place the Keystone XL pipeline is a troubling revelation that demands immediate and thorough scrutiny.

Tar Sands Coal Export Boom: Petcoke Exports Second Highest Ever in April

Steve Horn | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Although no coal production is actually taking place here, a filthy fuel with even more severe climate impacts than coal is leaving port bound for foreign power plants.

Lynne Peeples

Experts Warn Toxic Fossil Fuels Are Invading Products You Use Every Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green

NEW YORK -- Armed with colorful plastic tubes brandished like swords, youngsters at Manhattan's Tinker Tree day care center took swipes at a towering,...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...