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Oops, Inc.: Firm With History of Cover-ups Hired to Clean up Arkansas Tar Sands Spill

Steve Horn | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

O'Brien's has had its hands in the botched clean-up efforts of almost every high-profile oil spill disaster in recent U.S. history, including the Exxon Valdez spill, the BP Deepwater Horizon spill, the Enbridge tar sands pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River, and Hurricane Sandy.

Lynne Peeples

Risky Intersection: Keystone XL, Pegasus Pipelines Meet At East Texas Landowner's Doorstep

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

Before it ruptured last month, spilling 5,000 barrels of noxious black oil into a suburban Arkansas community, Jerry Hightower had never heard of Exxo...

Rep. Lynch Backpedaling on His Support for the Keystone XL Pipeline

Jamie Henn | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Jamie Henn

Lynch is running against Rep. Ed Markey in the Democratic primary for John Kerry's old Senate seat in Massachusetts. With no serious Republican candidate in the race, the primary will likely determine the election.

Lucia Graves

Keystone XL Absent From White House Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The White House budget released Wednesday highlighted President Barack Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy, yet conspicuously absen...

Ties That Bind: Ernest Moniz, Keystone XL Contractor, American Petroleum Institute and Fracked Gas

Steve Horn | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

In other words, the gas industry isn't joking about its desires to export shale gas to the global market, despite paying homage to the necessity to frack for "national security" and domestic energy purposes.

Keystone XL: So Close And Yet So Far

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

If TransCanada felt it had weathered the worst of a five-year battle with environmentalists and other critics of the Keystone XL pipeline project, events of the last week or so will have curbed their enthusiasm.

Tar Sands Raw Deal: Arkansas Spill Is Another Reason to Say 'No' to Tar Sands Pipeline

Robert Redford | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

Tar sands expansion rewards the oil industry while putting us all at risk of oil spills and climate change. That's a raw deal by any calculation.

Is the Keystone XL Pipeline the 'Stonewall' of the Climate Movement?

Bill McKibben | Posted 06.07.2013 | Green
Bill McKibben

It was certainly joyful to see marriage equality being considered by our top judicial body. In some ways, however, the most depressing spectacle of the week was watching Democratic leaders decide that, in 2013, it was finally safe to proclaim gay people actual human beings.

Keystone XL: Obama the Pragmatist

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Obama has learned that, as president, he only gets a fixed amount of political capital each year and has learned to ration it.

In Harm's Way: Crossing Paths With Keystone (MAP)

Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

From the tar sands of Alberta to the oil refineries of Texas, the Keystone XL pipeline poses an array of potential environmental and public health ris...

Keystone Pipeline: Environmental Impact Statement Revisited

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Officials at TransCanada insist that their proposed Keystone XL pipeline is environmentally safe. Current events suggest otherwise.

Did the Exxon Spill in Mayflower Just Sink Keystone XL?

Jamie Henn | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

If President Obama rejects the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, Big Oil executives are likely to look back at last weekend's tar sands spill in Mayflower, Arkansas as a key reason for their defeat.

Lynne Peeples

Keystone XL Stirs Montana Farmer's Climate Change And Crop Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

Last year proved too dry. The year before -- too wet. For Wade Sikorski of Fallon County, Mont., the years in which the weather is just right to grow ...

Famed Climate Scientist Has Advice For Obama On Keystone XL

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.04.2013 | Green

On Thursday, after retiring from NASA to pursue environmental activism, James E. Hansen published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times warning that the K...

State Dept. Keystone XL Contractor ERM Also Green-lighted Explosive, Faulty Peruvian Pipeline Project

Steve Horn | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Throughout its history, ERM has proven instrumental in the fossil fuel industry's deployment of the "Tobacco Playbook," magically transforming one-sided scientific debates like climate change and ecological impacts of extreme pipeline proposals into faux two-sided disputes.

GOP Rep Calls Keystone A 'No-Brainer'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green

Encouraged by the passage of a Senate budget amendment to approve the construction of the Keystone XL, Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) is touting his support ...

Lynne Peeples

'Scared As Hell' Of Keystone XL: Nebraskans Fear When, Not If, Pipeline Breaks

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

When Meghan Hammond imagines the Keystone XL pipeline, she can't help but think of the Kalamazoo River. "The oil is still not cleaned up," said Ham...

State Department's Keystone XL Contractor ERM Green-Lighted BP's Explosive Caspian Pipeline

Steve Horn | Posted 05.31.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Like today's KXL proposal -- which would only create 35 full-time jobs -- the false promise of thousands of jobs also served as the dominant discourse for BTC Pipeline proponents. The reality, like KXL, was more dim.

Keystone XL Pipeline: 3 Key Questions

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

On March 1, the State Department issued a report raising no objection to the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. There will be a 45-day period for public comments and then President Obama will decide whether or not to approve it. His decision will hinge on three critical considerations.

Lucia Graves

Environmentalists Don't Know What To Do About Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green

President Obama may approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline later this year, but that hasn't stopped him from accepting money from activists lo...

Lynne Peeples

Keystone XL's Sacrifice Zone: 'This Is Obviously Environmental Racism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

Plumes of smoke, billowing in various shades from white to black, frequently fill the skies over the Manchester neighborhood of Houston. It's no wonde...

A National Security Pipe Dream, Part 1

William S. Becker | Posted 05.27.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Would the Keystone XL pipeline make America more secure or less? What contribution would it make, if any, to stabilizing our energy supplies or keeping us out of messes elsewhere in the world?

Friday Talking Points -- Happy Sestercentennial Column!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The sequester was set in stone for the next six months, so America is now going to learn what "budget cutting" really means.

Lucia Graves

Senate Passes Symbolic Amendment Approving Keystone XL Pipeline

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.22.2013 | Green

In a big symbolic victory for proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Senate on Friday approved a measure introduced by Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) ...

Lucia Graves

Ed Markey Tells Environmentalist To Stay Out Of Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ed Markey on Friday denounced California billionaire Tom Steyer's involvement in the Massachusetts Senate special election. The hed...