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Hauling the Koch Brothers Into Congress

Robert Greenwald | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green
Robert Greenwald

The Koch brothers are doing whatever they can to avoid testifying in Congress, despite the fact that the Kochs informed the Canadian government of their "direct and substantial" interest in the Keystone XL pipeline.

Keystone XL Bill Gets 44 U.S. Senators On Board

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green

* Congress would approve Keystone under the Senate plan * One Democratic senator on board; unclear how bill to move By R...

GOP Lawmakers Attempt To Force Keystone Approval

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers will try to force the Obama administration to approve the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline b...

Money for Nothing? TransCanada Blew $1.3 Million on Federal Lobbying for Keystone XL in 2011

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

TransCanada, the pipeline company pushing the recently rejected Keystone XL project, spent $410,000 on federal lobbying during the last three months of 2011 -- a new quarterly high for the company.

Lucia Graves

SOTU On Energy: 'We Don't Have To Choose Between Our Environment And Our Economy' | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama clearly laid out his energy agenda in Tuesday night's State of the Union address, promising "responsible developm...

Lucia Graves

Speaker John Boehner's State Of The Union Guests Include Oil Bigs 'Hurt' By Pipeline Rejection | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced ahead of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address that he will host oil executives and local ...

The Keystone Myth

Al Gore | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Al Gore

President Obama made the right call last week when he decided to reject the tar sands pipeline. The State Department, in its Congressional Report debunked the myth that this disastrous project would benefit the US.

Keystone XL Activists 'Blow The Whistle' On Congress

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

Barely a week after President Obama rejected the contentious Keystone XL pipeline proposal and his relationship with environmentalists reached a "high...

Keystone Fight Continues as Obama Administration Touts Need for Energy Policy

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

With the decision to deny the pipeline permit, it was fitting that Secretary of Energy Steven Chu spoke of Obama's plan to reduce oil imports by one-third by 2025, modernize the electric grid, support fuel-efficient vehicles, and invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Keystone Pipeline Fight Is Not Over

Renee Parsons | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green
Renee Parsons

As Bill McKibben and his environmental supporters bask in a well-deserved satisfaction of the now-infamous Keystone XL pipeline denial, a close reading of the president's statement indicates reason for concern.

Obama 'Takes Stand,' Rules Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Both sides are hyping the presidential decision as pivotal, with Bill McKibben hailing it as "a brave decision" and Jack Gerard characterizing it as "a clear abdication of presidential leadership." Let's try to deconstruct the hype to assess what the decision really means.

PHOTOS: A Look Back At Keystone XL Protests

Posted 01.19.2012 | Green

After Obama announced Wednesday that he was rejecting TransCanada's permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, many environmental groups rejoiced over ...

Why the Keystone XL Rejection Won't Stop Tar Sands Development

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The Obama administration's decision Wednesday to reject a pipeline that would have carried crude from Canada's tar sands deposits to Texas oil refineries isn't likely to end investment in the carbon-rich fuel, industry analysts say.

Lucia Graves

Obama's Keystone XL Pipeline Rejection Brings 'High Water Mark' Of Respect From Some Groups | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.19.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's decision Wednesday to deny a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline gave environmental advocates the rarest of sen...

What's So Radical About Caring for the Earth?

David Suzuki | Posted 03.19.2012 | Green
David Suzuki

Is it radical to care for our country, our world, our children and grandchildren, our future? It seems more radical for a government to come out swinging in favour of an industrial project in advance of public hearings into that project.

Lucia Graves

Obama Administration Makes Decision On Keystone | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.19.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Acting on a recommendation from the State Department on Wednesday, President Barack Obama denied a permit for the contentious Keystone X...

Don't Believe the Fantasy Job Claims: Keystone XL is Not in Our Best Interest

Nicole Lederer | Posted 03.17.2012 | Green
Nicole Lederer

For very few jobs and no increased access to oil, we get to assume the liability of this project and its negative impact on our land, water and atmosphere.

Grassroots Strategy Is Key to Winning Keystone XL Fight

Jamie Henn | Posted 03.17.2012 | Green
Jamie Henn

As Keystone XL gets pulled into the center of the political battlefield, it's worth remembering how the pipeline became a national issue.

Big Oil Bullies and a Test of Wills

Michael Brune | Posted 03.17.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Any Keystone XL permit issued now would be a blank check written to an oil company with a proven record of disregarding the rights of the American farmers and ranchers whose land the pipeline would cross and threaten.

Congressional Republicans Planning End-Run Around Obama On Contentious Issue

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON--Congressional Republicans, who are urging President Barack Obama to give a permit to the Canada-to...

The Key to Keystone

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.26.2012 | Green
Jared Bernstein

As long as this stuff a) exists in known deposits, b) is in demand, c) can be profitably extracted, and d) is not viewed as a global hazard for which there are safe, economic alternatives, then extracted it will be.

The 10 Biggest Environmental Issues Facing The U.S. In 2012

Posted 12.22.2011 | Green

What are the biggest environmental and energy policy challenges facing America today? A list from Vermont Law School highlights the 10 most important ...

Keystone And The Jobs Mirage

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

While the Senate and the House face off over legislation to extend the payroll tax cut, it now seems certain that any compromise will contain a provision that President Obama make a decision on the long-disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline within 60 days. The reason most often cited by supporters of the provision is that the project would create roughly 20,000 jobs. But that number, like so much else attending the Keystone XL project, has been a matter of intense debate, and it's difficult to imagine that the real motive behind the 60-day provision is anything but partisan gamesmanship.

Zach Carter

Boehner Blasts Obama On Keystone XL | Zach Carter | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling defended Sunday the president's decision not to veto a congressional deal to extend the payroll tax...

Sam Stein

Obama Aides: Keystone Inclusion 'Is Absolutely Not A Blink' | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a press conference on Dec. 7, President Obama warned congressional Republicans not to attach a controversial crude oil pipeline from ...