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Climate Change This Week: Magma Mania, Dirty Fuel Dealer, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Keystone XL Will Significantly Increase Oil Industry Investment in the Tar Sands

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

We often hear Keystone XL dismissed as insignificant. This misses the point that a decision on Keystone XL is a decision about whether the tar sands production will more than triple over its 2010 levels by 2030. It is a decision that is significant for our climate.

Stephen Colbert Takes On The Keystone Pipeline

Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

Stephen Colbert riffed on the latest environmental analysis of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that came out last week, and President Obama's ongoin...

Keystone XL Environmental Impact Bottom Line: Go With Gandhi

KC Golden | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
KC Golden

The Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline illustrates Gandhi's famous dictum: "We must be the change we wish to see in the world."

Kate Sheppard

Keystone Analysts' Ties To TransCanada Still Drawing Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An environmental group is again hammering the contractor that created last Friday's environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keyst...

Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Picadillo, Penguin Babies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? N...

Keystone XL's Northern Leg: A Fracked Oil Pipeline Along with Tar Sands

Steve Horn | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Many doubt that rail could ever replace pipeline as a viable marketing mechanism for Alberta's tar sands. But few could argue the fact that rail reigns supreme for bringing Bakken fracked oil to market.

The Daily Szep -- Keystone XL

Paul Szep | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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Keystone XL: An Environmental Triple Whammy

Dave Pruett | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Dave Pruett

There's a certain level of madness in using ever more extreme technologies to wring ever-dwindling supplies of black gold from Mother Earth. The safest way to insure that one's retirement nest egg lasts a lifetime is to live only on the interest.

Former Interior Secretary: Build The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he believes the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada should be built. Salazar said at ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Abandons Plans To Tie Debt Ceiling To Keystone, Obamacare 'Insurance Bailout'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are abandoning plans to link a debt ceiling increase to the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline or a repeal of the ri...

Keystone XL: Set to Reject

Michael Brune | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Although he has struggled with the paradox of reducing carbon pollution while promoting a dirty "all of the above" energy policy, Obama already has more than enough evidence to reject this pipeline based solely on its effect on climate disruption. But even though this debate has centered on climate, that is only part of what's at stake.

State Department Review Spurs Rallies Across Country Asking President to Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Why do we say that the President has the grounds to reject Keystone XL? Once you read the final environmental review, you can see that it lays the groundwork for a failing grade for Keystone XL on a number of issues including climate.

Reality Check on Keystone XL: Despite Industry Spin, New Environmental Report Lays Ground for Denial

Robert Redford | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Robert Redford

You'll remember that the president said he won't greenlight a project that raises the dangers of climate change. The State Department report makes it clear that this is exactly what Keystone XL would do. Bottom line: the tar sands pipeline fails the president's climate test.

Ending the World the Human Way

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Climate change isn't the news and it isn't a set of news stories. It's the prospective end of all news. Think of it as the anti-news.

Obama Waiting On More Keystone Reports Before Making Decision On Pipeline

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama still wants to hear from other federal agencies before deciding whether to accept the Stat...

Super Bowl Friday Trash Dump: State Dept Releases KXL Final Environmental Review

Steve Horn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In a familiar "Friday trash dump" John Kerry's State Department chose to "carefully stage-manage the report's release" on Super Bowl Friday when most Americans are switching focus to football instead of political scandals.

Kate Sheppard

Report Lends Support To Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The State Department released a new environmental analysis of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday that increases the likelihood ...

Climate Change This Week: Banking On Clean Energy, Breathing China's Pollution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 29 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

Keystone Review Will Probably Disappoint Environmentalists

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

By Lesley Wroughton and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department is poised to issue an environmental review...

Keystone Report Said Likely To Disappoint Foes

Bloomberg | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

The U.S. State Department is preparing a report that will probably disappoint environmental groups and opponents of the Keystone pipeline, according t...

U.S. To Release Keystone Pipeline Review 'Soon'

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - An environmental impact review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline with Canada is close to being completed and will be re...

The Keystone Principle: Stop Making Climate Disruption Worse

KC Golden | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
KC Golden

What will we say to the prospective victims of still-preventable climate disasters -- the world's kids, and our own? Defying the Keystone Principle and approving the pipeline would be like saying "Sorry, you're out of luck. We will use our time and our money to make the crisis unsolvable."

Kate Sheppard

Billionaire To Air Ad Bashing Keystone XL During State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Billionaire green investor Tom Steyer and his NextGen Climate Action PAC will run an ad before President Barack Obama's State of the U...

Fixing Old Water and Gas Pipelines Would Create Far More Jobs Than Building Keystone XL

Brendan Smith | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Brendan Smith

If job creation is our primary goal, then politicians should pivot away from the Keystone XL pipeline and toward repairs to existing pipeline infrastructure. This is how President Obama -- and the whole country -- can get out of the Keystone jam.