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Lucia Graves

Romney Economists Back Away From Romney Gas Price Rhetoric | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney on the campaign trail has chided President Barack Obama for failing to curb prices at the pump, even as prominent economists...

Keystone Pipeline: Facts and Fictions

Christopher F. Jones | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green
Christopher F. Jones

If we cannot agree to say no to projects that will entrench the use of fossil fuel energy -- even if they offer some short-term benefits -- we cannot hope to prevent global warming.

The Keystone XL Zombie Rises

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Jamie Henn

The fight against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is starting to feel more like a bad horror movie everyday. Just when you think our heroes have struck a fateful blow, out comes a hand from the soil. "The zombie lives!"

Obama To Push U.S. Agencies On Keystone XL Permit

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green

* Southern Keystone line would drain oil glut in central U.S. * Memo builds on executive order issued in January * Tran...

Will Obama Expedite A Portion Of Keystone?

Posted 03.20.2012 | Green

President Barack Obama's visit to Cushing, Okla. on Thursday may cause quite a stir among environmental activists fighting the Keystone XL pipeline. ...

Mr. Obama Goes to Cushing, OK

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

The president makes a potentially interesting speech on Thursday in Cushing, Oklahoma. It comes amidst a completely unprecedented March heat wave -- 2,000 records fell last week as cities like Chicago broke records dating back to the 19th century.

Joshua Hersh

Keystone XL Contract Reveals More Evidence Of Conflict Of Interest | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.09.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The contract assigning a third-party company to investigate the environmental impacts of the Keystone XL project adds to questions about...

Another Keystone XL Victory

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

A year ago almost no one had heard of the pipeline. Even four months ago, a poll of 300 "energy insiders" still found 97 percent predicting it would get its permit. But it didn't -- TransCanada can of course re-apply, but that will be another battle, down the road.

Senate To Vote On Keystone Plans

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

* Senator says exports of oil, fuels could hurt U.S. * Competing Republican amendment would approve Keystone * Both amen...

DEBATE: Should The Keystone Pipeline Be Allowed In The U.S.?

Posted 03.05.2012 | Green

Should the Keystone XL pipeline project be permitted in the U.S.? The proposed pipeline -- which would travel from Alberta's tar sands oil deposits...

Far From D.C., Michigan Residents Fight Their Own Tar Sands Pipeline Battles

Rocky Kistner | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The national political fight over the Keystone XL pipeline is a long ways off for people of this central Michigan community. But in some ways, it's as close as the icy rapids of the Kalamazoo River, a natural treasure that 20 months later still remains off limits along a 40-mile stretch.

An Anti-Worker Union

Ken Blackwell | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Ken Blackwell

Union leaders supporting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline understand that supporting jobs for their members is the reason the unions exist, not to join with the enemy and fight against their own members' best interests.

The Keystone XL Pipeline and the Sandhills of Nebraska

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Lisa Dale Norton

It goes against everything Nebraskans know to be true: you don't take the land of U.S. citizens for the profit of a foreign corporation, and you don't mess with the Ogallala Aquifer.

Boehner Raises Heat On Obama Over Controversial Issue

Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

The top Republican in Congress wrote to President Barack Obama on Tuesday to urge him to "change course" and approve a controversial oil pipeline, see...

Pipeline Construction May Silence Obama's Critics

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A Canadian company's decision on Monday to proceed with part of a U.S. pipeline might ...

Jennifer Bendery

Keystone XL: White House Backs Portion Of Pipeline That Ships U.S. Oil Overseas | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is throwing its support behind a decision by TransCanada to build a portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, even though the...

Beyond Keystone

Bill McKibben | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

We don't have enough fingers to plug every hole in the dike; we need to change the basic underlying economics, by charging the fossil fuel industry for the damage carbon does in the atmosphere instead of just letting them continue to use the atmosphere as an open sewer for free.

Boehner's Plan To Win 2012 Elections Hides In His Coat Pocket

Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

By Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON--Tucked in his left breast-coat pocket where he can pull it out to wave before TV cameras is ammunit...

Will Natural Gas Become the 'Achilles' Heel' of Our Country?

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

When you base your entire economy on an energy-intensive system and then rely on nonrenewable fossil fuels to support it -- and allow elected officials to be bought by the industry -- no doubt communities will suffer and the rights of people will fall to the bottom of the priority list.

Over 600,000 Messages Against Keystone XL Flood the Senate

Bill McKibben | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

I wish we were still in the good old days of telegrams, because this would look like a Jimmy Stewart movie, with Western Union boys hauling bales of paper into Senate offices. Good environmentalists, we'll deliver dozens of jump drives to the leadership later today.

Bill McKibben Warns Colbert: 'The XL Pipeline May Be Coming Back'

Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

Environmental activist Bill McKibben appeared on "The Colbert Report" Monday night to discuss the Keystone XL pipeline. In January, President Obama...

24 Hours to Stop the Pipeline - Be the Solution

Robert Redford | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

This dirty, dangerous tar sands pipeline is not in the national interest. It's that simple. And the United States Senate, officials of both parties, need to hear that message loud and clear and fast.

Keystone XL: Time for the Senate to Show Some Courage

Bill McKibben | Posted 04.12.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

We've been to jail, we've marched on Washington; this week it's pixels and keystrokes. This electronic blitz is an effort to show Congress that there's support out there for doing the right thing.

Voters Want Obama's Clean Energy Plan

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

In order to win on clean energy, candidates can't just name check the issue. They have to lead on it. They have to offer a vision for America's clean energy future, and they have to do it before their opponents frame the issue for them.

Canadian Government Plans to Poison Wolves Due to Tar Sands Project

Jeremy Symons | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green
Jeremy Symons

Alberta's carefully constructed web of secrecy was pierced this week by news that Canada is planning to poison thousands of wolves in a desperate effort to save caribou decimated by oil development.