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Rocket Trike Diaries: Week One

Tom Weis | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Tom Weis

Welcome to Rocket Trike Diaries -- a 10-week video tour of the 2011 "Ride for Renewables: No Tar Sands Oil On American Soil!" Join me as I pedal my rocket trike 2,150 miles through America's heartland in support of landowners fighting TransCanada's toxic Keystone XL pipeline scheme.

Pro-Obama Group Hits Romney

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's campaign accused Republican Mitt Romney of siding with "Big Oil" in a new television ad released Monday, s...

A New Energy Third World in North America?

Michael T. Klare | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Will the oil curse become as familiar on this continent in the wake of a new American energy rush as it is in Africa and elsewhere? Will North America, that is, become not just the next boom continent for energy bonanzas, but a new energy Third World?

Nebraska Lawmakers Advance Keystone XL Bill

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would let Nebraska resume its environmental study of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline won first-round approval fro...

The Carbon Footprint of Oil Sands Oil

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

There was another aspect of the oil-sands debate that might have missed the headlines but remains a hot topic in the scientific community: is the carbon footprint of oil sands larger than that of conventional oil? And if so, by how much?

Obama's March Madness

Michael Brune | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Spring is in the air -- but has the president really fallen madly in love with dirty energy? As usual, the answer is complicated.

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.

Obama Defends Handling Of Keystone Decision

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green

CUSHING, Okla. — President Barack Obama firmly defended his record on oil drilling Thursday, ordering the government to fast-track an Oklahoma p...

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...

Obama Goes On The Offense For Energy

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

MALJAMAR, N.M. — Wooing a nation of increasingly angry motorists, President Barack Obama and his Republican rivals are all plunging into gas-pum...

'Drill Baby, Drill' May Not Help Your Wallet

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN and JACK GILLUM | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — It's the political cure-all for high gas prices: Drill here, drill now. But more U.S. drilling has not changed how deeply the gas p...

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.

Despite Uniting Behind Obama, Unions Face Bitter Divisions

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unions may be united in working to re-elect President Barack Obama, but their leaders also are trying to repair bitter divisions over hi...

Unions Bitterly Divided Over Pipeline

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unions may be united in working to re-elect President Barack Obama, but their leaders also are trying to repair bitter divisions o...

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...

Republicans Rejected By Senate

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

By JOAN LOWY, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The Senate killed Republican-backed attempts to overturn several of President Barack Obama's environme...

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.

Lucia Graves

Keystone XL Bill Thwarted By Senate Dems | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday narrowly rejected a GOP provision to fast-track the construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. The amend...

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...

TransCanada Opens Bidding On New Facility

AP | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Pipeline operator TransCanada Corp. said Thursday that it has opened bidding for parties to sign binding commitments for use...

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.