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State Department Keystone XL Study Done by Oil Industry-Connected Firm with Big Tobacco, Fracking Ties

Steve Horn | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Flying in the face of the slew of scientific studies both on the harms of burning tar sands and on the KXL itself, State determined that laying down the pipeline is environmentally sound.

Latina Activist Stands up to an Industry Sick With Greed

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

The pipeline -- a project that must be first approved by President Obama -- would transport millions of barrels of a type of crude that contains 20 percent more carbon than the conventional kind. Scientists have warned that if this project were completed, it would mean game over for the planet's climate.

Lucia Graves

One Man's 1,700-Mile Journey To Understand Keystone XL | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.08.2013 | Green

After two years of living in his van and "eating lots of peanut butter," Ken Ilgunas, 29, opted for a new adventure. In September he hitchhiked to Can...

'State Department' Keystone XL Report Actually Written By TransCanada Contractor

Brad Johnson | Posted 05.06.2013 | Green
Brad Johnson

Because the impact statement was written by a TransCanada contractor, not by State Department officials, it should come as no surprise that it presents a worldview of a global economy inevitably dependent on dirty fossil fuels.

Obama's Pipeline Decision an Easy One

Neil Wagner | Posted 05.06.2013 | Green
Neil Wagner

If Barack Obama approves the pipeline, he may be remembered as just another president following the form of his predecessors in making the obvious short-term economic decision. He'll be remembered as someone who went back on his word to fight climate change in a big way.

Katy Hall

Keystone XL May Only Support 35 Permanent Jobs, New Report Says | Katy Hall | Posted 03.06.2013 | Green

If President Barack Obama approves the Keystone XL project, the 875-mile pipeline extension from the oil sands in Alberta, Canada, through Nebraska co...

Joe Nocera's Misguided Crusade

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

What's happening over at the New York Times? Columnist Joe Nocera has published another piece going after NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen,, and the campaign against the Keystone XL pipeline.

Lucia Graves

'What If You've Got The Obama Pipeline And It Leaks?' | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green

Environmentalists seeking to block the proposed Keystone XL pipeline's revised route are appealing to President Barack Obama's sense of history as muc...

Where Is the Climate Leadership? We Need to Get It Right on Keystone XL

Robert Redford | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

It is time to take a hard stance on Keystone XL. We need a clear evaluation of the damage to our health and environment that will result from this dirty energy project. And then we need to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Reviewing the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: The More We Learn, The Worse It Looks

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

What we already know from existing analysis is that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not in our national interest. The pipeline means worsening climate change. Piping it through the U.S. heartland would put our ranchers and farmers at risk from difficult to clean up oil spills.

Violence, Redemption, and the Power of Song

Shyla Nelson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Shyla Nelson

In the wake of the trauma, I was at war with my own body. I stopped eating and began wasting away. Singing became excruciating, then impossible, until I completely lost my voice.

Lynne Peeples

U.S. Report Calling Keystone Pipeline 'Environmentally Sound' Outrages Environmentalists | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

Environmentalists are fuming over the conclusion from the State Department that the Keystone XL pipeline -- a fiercely-debated proposal to transport h...

State Department Paves Way for Keystone XL Approval, Ignores Reality of Climate Change Impacts

Gabe Elsner | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Gabe Elsner

The Obama Administration just released a report that positions the president to greenlight the project. So as the president goes to make his decision in the coming weeks, let's hope he remembers his lofty words from his inaugural address.

Environmentalists Upset Over State Department's Keystone XL Analysis

Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

The State Department released their Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline proposal on Friday...

US State Dept. To Issue Assessment Of Keystone XL On Friday

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department will release on Friday a long-awaited draft environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pi...

Keystone XL Pipeline: Why All the Fuss?

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Paul Schwennesen

I concede the point: the Keystone XL is a symbol. But is excoriation of symbols really all that meaningful in the larger context of planetary stewardship?

Why I Got Arrested at the White House to Stop the Tar Sands Pipeline

OnEarth | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., OnEarth On Sunday, NRDC and the Waterkeeper Alliance will join, the Sierra Club, and many other partners in holding...

Lucia Graves

Obama Golfs With Oil Men As Climate Protesters Descend On White House | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the same weekend that 40,000 people gathered on the Mall in Washington to protest construction of the Keystone Pipeline -- to its cri...

Lucia Graves

Tens Of Thousands Swarm Washington To Demand Action On Climate Policy | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoisting signs that read "Forward on Climate" and "No on Keystone XL," a massive group of protesters gathered on the National Mall Sunda...

40,000+ Join 'Forward on Climate' Rally in Washington, DC

Jamie Henn | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Today, over 40,000 people poured into the streets of Washington, DC to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and push President Obama "Forward on Climate."

Taylor Swift Ex Arrested With Climate Activists In D.C.

Posted 02.13.2013 | Green

Conor Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was arrested Wednesday at a climate change rally in Washington, D.C. The 18-year-old ex-boyfriend of sing...

Time for President Obama to Choose Sides on Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Keystone XL isn't just a test of whether Obama can live up to his own rhetoric, it's a test of whether he can live up to the movement that helped elect him. This is a time for him to dig deep, summon up some courage, stand up to Big Oil.

Keystone XL Explained

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

I admit it: For a long time, I didn't get the Keystone XL pipeline. Where is it? What's it for? It's bad -- why? Why are people so fired up about it?

Why Larry Summers Is So, So Very Wrong on Keystone XL

Daniel Kessler | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Daniel Kessler

Larry Summers has an op-ed up in the Washington Post this morning in which he repeats the very wrongheaded idea that the tar sands in Canada will be exploited with or without the Keystone XL pipeline.

Why the Southern Leg of Keystone XL Must Be Stopped

Tom Weis | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

If the southern leg of TransCanada's pipeline is allowed to be completed, the fuse to the tar sands "carbon bomb" will be lit.