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Tar Sands End Runs

Michael Brune | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

There's no good reason to support Canadian tar sands expansion, much less allow more dirty tar sands oil into our country. Even though everything about tar sands oil is destructive, dirty, and dangerous, oil companies (and their champions on the Hill) are determined to bring as much of it as they can across our border, even if it means bending, breaking, or changing the rules.

Jason Linkins

Thus Endeth Mary Landrieu's Keystone Pipeline Theatrics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

The Keystone pipeline, which would funnel the spoils of Canadian tar sands to refineries in Texas if it were a thing that actually existed, currently ...

Most Americans Support Keystone XL Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

A bill to force authorization of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the Senate on Tuesday, but most Americans support the proposal, according to a Huf...

Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export? Probably. Follow the Oiltanking.

Steve Horn | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Bill sponsor U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and supporter U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) both stood on the Senate floor and said Keystone XL is not an export pipeline in the minutes leading up to the bill's failure.

Kate Sheppard

Landrieu's Keystone XL Hail Mary Falls Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- After six days of political wrangling and vote-whipping, the Senate failed to pass a bill on Tuesday forcing authorization of the Keys...

President Barack Obama vs. His Conscience: Why His Veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Symbol That Matters

Julie Bergman Sender | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Julie Bergman Sender

The Keystone XL Pipeline debate is being called bad political theater as a way to discredit it and label it as just a symbolic fight. These are the times when presidential power can really mean something.

Keystone XL Pipeline Chances Dim In Senate

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics

By Timothy Gardner and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Keystone XL supporters in the U.S. Senate faced tough odds on Tue...

America's Disastrous History of Pipeline Accidents Shows Why the Keystone Vote Matters

Noah Greenwald | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Noah Greenwald

So what would happen if Keystone XL is built? The U.S. State Department estimates Keystone XL could spill up to 100 times during its lifetime.

Climate Change This Week: A BIG Climate Pact, Cheap US Solar Soon All Over, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...

5 Reasons the Senate Must Protect Our Communities from the Keystone XL Pipeline

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This bill would bypass essential reviews, skip safety assessments, and fast track a dangerous project. This has sweeping implications for future generations. And yet it is entangled in the politics of the moment.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe: House Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline An ‘Act Of War'

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

The president of South Dakota’s Rosebud Sioux (Sicangu Lakota Oyate) tribe has called the House of Representatives' vote to force approval of the Ke...

State Dept. Keystone XL North Contractor ERM Approved Project Now Melting Glaciers

Steve Horn | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogPhoto Credit: Wikimedia CommonsA controversial government contractor once again finds itself in hot water, or in this case...

Friday Talking Points -- The Calm Between The Storms

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many are now pointing out that Warren's elevation pretty much assures she won't be running for president in 2016, but then we never really believed she would run in the first place. At this point, she'll be much more effective within the Senate Democrats.

Timothy Geithner's Warburg Pincus May Profit from Tar Sands Exports

Steve Horn | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Photo Credit: Wikimedia CommonsCross-Posted from DeSmogBlogSeveral environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State and ...

Second Canadian Company Completing Tar-Sands Pipeline into the U.S.

Lou Dubose | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Lou Dubose

TransCanada's fight, and the Keystone XL pipeline, might be moot -- along with the campaign that brought together a broad coalition of environmental groups working to block the project and contain the import of tar-sands oil.

Kate Sheppard

House Passes Bill Forcing Keystone XL Approval For The 9th Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed a measure Friday that would force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The House approved the ...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Not From Keystone -- From Clean Energy

Bob Keefe | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Bob Keefe

Here's the craziest part: While Congress mires itself in the politics surrounding Keystone, it continues to ignore critical tax policies that could lead to exponentially more American-made jobs in renewables and energy efficiency.

Kate Sheppard

Mary Landrieu's Keystone Bill Close To Passing Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legislation to force the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline picked up support Thursday as more Democratic senators signed on to Sen. M...

Kate Sheppard

Embattled Democratic Senator Launches A Keystone XL Hail Mary

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), whose future in the Senate is still undecided, is making a big push to get a vote on her legislation to fo...

Senate Democrats May Vote On Keystone In Lame Duck Session

Reuters | Valerie Volcovici | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate may hold a vote on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada when it returns from r...

Climate Change This Week: Ikea Sells Solar, IPCC's Urgent Report, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Screen capture of Facebook Timeline Photos Stephen Colbert: The Republicans' Inspi...

Paul Blumenthal

Current and Incoming Republican Senators Set Out Pro-Corporate Agenda For Next Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans senators, including those already in office and incoming new members, discussed across morning television shows on Sunday wh...

Canadian Government Still Committed To Keystone XL Pipeline

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green

OTTAWA, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Canada's Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Thursday the government remains committed to the Keystone XL pipeline project...

What the Midterms Mean for Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

When it comes to the pipeline, these midterms have been rather like Macbeth's dour take on life, "a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Breaking Big Oil's Grip

Michael Brune | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Eat enough donuts and your health will suffer, regardless of how much you paid for them. Likewise, the more oil we consume, the worse the consequences will be for our climate, our environment, and our democracy. High prices simply add insult to the ongoing injury.