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A Week of Madness: Shell, KXL and the Arctic Auction

Annie Leonard | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
Annie Leonard

The past week has been quite the roller coaster for folks who care about the fate of the Arctic.

10 Ways Human Rights and Democracy Won in 2014 (Yeah, You Heard That Right)

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Let's be honest: It was a brutal year for human rights. But we still have victories worth celebrating.

Why the Timing Isn't Right for TransCanada's Energy East Pipeline

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Energy East's timing is off on two fronts. First, U.S. oil production is now more than enough to supply eastern Canadian refineries. Second, lower global oil prices indicate that refineries in the rest of the world aren't exactly scrambling to secure expensive Alberta bitumen either.

State Department's Real Errors in Keystone XL Review

Stephen Kretzmann | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Stephen Kretzmann

Why is the State Department seemingly so convinced of the inevitability of tar sands by rail when oil traders themselves are much more cautious?

Current Emergency Regulations a Recipe for Disaster

Riki Ott | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Riki Ott

Regulating by emergency orders gives the distinct impression that the government is wholly unprepared to deal with safe handling of ultra-hazardous oils. Maybe it's time to take a good look at what we are doing and where we are heading before creating an energy future that may be slowing national productivity, not building it.

Earth Week: A Witness to God's Glory

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Jim Wallis

For Christians, caring for God's creation should be a priority. It is not just a matter of science or politics, but an indication of our worship and praise of the Creator.

Rejecting Keystone XL is Good Politics As Well As Good Policy

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Gene Karpinski

Despite all the bluster and spin you're hearing from the fossil fuel industry, Keystone XL likely won't be the determining factor in a single congressional race this year.

Dr. Kim's World Bank Legacy Hinges on Kosovo Climate Test

Justin Guay | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

When it comes to making decisions that test their willingness to build climate legacies, President Obama has the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and Dr. Kim has a massive coal plant in Kosovo.

Exiles on Main Street: When Ordinary People Resist the Oil-pocalypse

Reverend Billy | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Reverend Billy

A signature tactic of fossil fuel justice is accusing nonviolent defendants of felonious crimes that will later be dropped, but meanwhile holding them in prison because the bail is too high. Call it "overcharging."

Dumb Pipeline Idea No. 3: TransCanada's West-East Line

Russ Blinch | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Russ Blinch

TransCanada, frustrated in its attempt to build the U.S. Keystone pipeline, now wants to build a tar sands super highway across the Canadian shield to the Atlantic. It's expensive, risky, and likely to get the go ahead. Is this a good thing?

'Pipeline Miracle' on Lake Superior

Maya Lemon | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Maya Lemon

I have to believe we can stop the pipeline because if we can't impact decisions about wild places there will be no where to go to see the curve of the earth against the bowl of the sky.


Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Living in the Bay Area (the ATM for politicians in the US) and doing advocacy work means that I see a lot of Senators. The Senate was on recess last ...

Arkansas Oil Spill: "I Just Feel So Helpless"

Maya Lemon | Posted 04.11.2013 | Green
Maya Lemon

A thunderstorm is supposed to hit Mayflower with up to 1.7 inches of rain. The lakes and streams will flood and the land will be washed over, not with life giving spring rain but with tar sands oil. I am scared for my friends and for a place that for four years was my home.

Reviewing the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: The More We Learn, The Worse It Looks

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

What we already know from existing analysis is that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not in our national interest. The pipeline means worsening climate change. Piping it through the U.S. heartland would put our ranchers and farmers at risk from difficult to clean up oil spills.

State Department Paves Way for Keystone XL Approval, Ignores Reality of Climate Change Impacts

Gabe Elsner | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Gabe Elsner

The Obama Administration just released a report that positions the president to greenlight the project. So as the president goes to make his decision in the coming weeks, let's hope he remembers his lofty words from his inaugural address.

Climate Choice

Evangeline Lilly | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Evangeline Lilly

If oil workers could choose, would they choose to work in toxic environments with damaging chemicals, or would they choose to work surrounded by clean air? If people had a choice, what would that choice be?

Romney's Dirtier, Deadlier Energy Future: Is There Another Way?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

Romney's plan centers on the argument that unleashing corporations to extract more oil and gas will create jobs and grow the economy. But will dirty energy really create more jobs?

Following SEC Complaint, Greenpeace Asks TransCanada for Honest Keystone XL Jobs Explanation

Philip Radford | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green
Philip Radford

TransCanada has some explaining to do. Greenpeace just sent a letter to TransCanada's CEO, Russ Girling, as well as to the company's board of directo...

Corporate Rule Is Not Inevitable

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Here are 7 signs the corporatocracy is losing its legitimacy ... and 7 populist tools to help shut it down.