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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!"

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.

Report: Keystone XL Pipeline Economic Risks Ignored

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The Cornell Report is a roadmap to how the Keystone XL pipeline will pose an unprecedented threat to America's rivers, aquifers and agricultural and drinking water sources.

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...

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...

Protesters to Keystone XL Pipeline: Don't Mess With Texas

Rocky Kistner | Posted 04.20.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

As Congressional Republicans and Big Oil allies allies in Washington try to resuscitate the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, people on the front lines have opened a new campaign to stop the massive $7 billion project.

GOP Candidate Seeks Comeback At The Pump

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 02.16.2012 | Green

Newt Gingrich is attempting to revive his faltering campaign for president by attacking President Barack Obama's energy policy. In a column in the ...

Voters Want Obama's Clean Energy Plan

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

In order to win on clean energy, candidates can't just name check the issue. They have to lead on it. They have to offer a vision for America's clean energy future, and they have to do it before their opponents frame the issue for them.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: The Facts Deserve Repeating

Robert Redford | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

The Keystone XL pipeline doesn't deliver on jobs or national security, it jeopardizes public health and safety and the president was right to reject it.

Key U.S. House Panel Advances Keystone Pipeline Plan

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green

* House Energy and Commerce approves plan, 33-20 * Would give permit power to FERC * Next step for bill: vote in full House * Senate Fi...

Lingering Doubts About Obama's Keystone Pipeline Decision

Carl Safina | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

We need to generate visible public excitement not just about what could be stopped, but about what we need to create, and what can positively be accomplished.

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.

Examining Obama's Pipeline Decision

Toni Johnson | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Toni Johnson

"The arguments on both sides of the debate have been pretty badly exaggerated. Opponents of the pipeline talk about how it's game over for climate change.... The proponents of the pipeline talk about it as if it would allow the United States to become somehow free of Middle Eastern oil.

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.

The Climate Post: U.S. Rejects Tar Sands Pipeline From Canada -- For Now

Mason Inman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

Under pressure from Congress, the Obama administration has decided to reject the Keystone XL pipeline proposal. However some commentators argued it won't stop Canada's tar sands from flowing.

Obama Has Gotten Himself Stuck in the Oil Sands

Peter Navarro | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Peter Navarro

When Congress forced the Obama administration to stop dithering on its decision to support the Keystone XL Pipeline, it revealed a White House's determined to cleave to ideology in the face of all common sense.

President Obama Stands Up to Big Oil

Robert Redford | Posted 03.19.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

Let's face it: Big Oil is used to getting its way. But not today... and we have President Obama to thank for standing up to them in spite of the political risk. This was a prime-time fight. The oil giants made sure of that.

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...

Oil Industry Chief: Rejecting Pipeline Would Be 'Huge Mistake' For Obama

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.05.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The oil industry's top lobbyist warned the Obama administration Wednesday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline or face "huge po...

Now Is the Time to Fight the Keystone Pipeline

Tom Weis | Posted 01.31.2012 | Green
Tom Weis

President Obama's punt on Keystone XL needs to be called out for what it is: an act of political cowardice. This deeply cynical political ploy was designed to placate both his environmental base and the oil lobby.

Tuning Up the Orchestra: A Symphony of Protest Builds Against Fracking

Bryan Farrell | Posted 01.22.2012 | Green
Bryan Farrell

Like the recent decision by the Obama administration to delay the Keystone XL pipeline, the Delaware River Basin Commission vote was hardly an indictment of extreme carbon-based extraction that poisons water.

The Climate Post: After Tar Sands Pipeline Decision Delayed, Other Routes Sought

Mason Inman | Posted 01.18.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

The Obama administration delayed deciding whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. In response, TransCanada Corp. has proposed a different route through Nebraska.

Tar Sands Oil: New Pipeline Routes, Same Dangers

Jeremy Symons | Posted 01.18.2012 | Green
Jeremy Symons

With the Keystone XL pipeline igniting a groundswell of public opposition against dirty tar sands from Canada, the safety risks of transporting tar sands oil by pipeline are finally ripe for action

Why I'm Protesting the Tar Sands Pipeline at the White House on Saturday

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green
Robert Naiman

At the end of the day, the decision of whether to approve the permit for the pipeline or not will be a political decision wholly owned by President Obama.

A Short, Befuddling Visit to Perryland and Obamaville

Asher Miller | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Asher Miller

For someone like Obama who is fully aware of both the climate crisis and peak oil, it's hard to justify the XL Pipeline. But that means he has to name it... this global warming thing... and I'm not sure he has the courage.