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Stephen Harper's Petro-State Is Built on Tar Sands

Washington Spectator | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green
Washington Spectator

Over 90 percent of Canada's oil reserves are bitumen, the costly production of which nets only 4 percent to Canada's GDP. But oil represents 40 percent of the country's exports. So the urgency to develop and export the tar-sands oil has become a national priority.

Major Canadian Pipeline Report To Be Released

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green

TORONTO (AP) — A panel reviewing a proposed pipeline to the Pacific Coast that would allow Canada's oil to be shipped to Asia will on Thursday deliv...

Keystone XL Pipeline Loses Support From U.S. Customer

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2014 | Green

By Cezary Podkul NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Continental Resources, one of the companies that has committed to ship crude on TransCa...

All Of North Dakota's Oil Spills Will Soon Be On One Website

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 12.02.2013 | Green

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It took nearly two weeks for North Dakota officials to tell the public about an autumn pipeline rupture that caused more than ...

North Dakota Oil Spill Estimates 'A Guess' At Best

AP | By JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 12.16.2013 | Green

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials are trying to determine if Tesoro Corp. knew about potential problems — including one deemed "serious...

5 Reasons We DON'T Need More Oil Pipelines

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Emily Main, online editor at Rodale News It's a topic that's nearly yawn-worthy, environmentalists spouting their rage at an oil company trying...

In Harm's Way: Crossing Paths With Keystone (MAP)

Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

From the tar sands of Alberta to the oil refineries of Texas, the Keystone XL pipeline poses an array of potential environmental and public health ris...

GOP Rep Calls Keystone A 'No-Brainer'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green

Encouraged by the passage of a Senate budget amendment to approve the construction of the Keystone XL, Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) is touting his support ...

Lucia Graves

Why One Texas Native Opposes Keystone XL | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green

Maya Lemon, a 23-year-old from Nacogdoches, Texas, grew up just a few miles away from the path of the Keystone XL pipeline's southern arm. Now an o...

Lucia Graves

One Man's 1,700-Mile Journey To Understand Keystone XL | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.08.2013 | Green

After two years of living in his van and "eating lots of peanut butter," Ken Ilgunas, 29, opted for a new adventure. In September he hitchhiked to Can...

Western U.S. Demonstrates Scale of Climate Challenge

Deborah Gordon | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Deborah Gordon

Western Lands, both in the Rocky Mountain and High Plains states, could be an increasingly active area for these oil drilling and production activities.

Oil Juniors Set High-Risk Investment Trend: Interview With Emperor Oil CEO Andrew McCarthy

James Burgess | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
James Burgess

Risk perception isn't what it used to be. Ask the swelling ranks of Canadian junior oil and gas companies braving high-risk venues like Sudan, Iraq and even Yemen.

Keystone Pipeline Back Up And Running

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Oil resumed flowing Monday afternoon through the Keystone oil pipeline that carries about 590,000 barrels of crude per day from Ca...

Latest Tar Sands Pipeline Spill Destroys Waterway, Livelihoods in Alberta, Canada

Michael Marx | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green
Michael Marx

This spill is just the latest from Plains Midstream Canada; the company had another massive 28,000-gallon oil spill only last year. And that's just one oil company. We can do better than this -- Canada, the U.S., and beyond. We can all do better than oil.

Keystone XL Likely Dead

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Daniel J. Graeber

Critics of U.S. domestic energy policy are trying to maneuver the Keystone XL oil pipeline past the Oval Office, but in the long shadow of the Keystone XL pipeline project are a series of domestic oil pipelines that could make Keystone redundant by the time it goes into service in 2015.

Proposed Crude Pipeline To Bring More Oil To Oklahoma

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A natural gas company on Monday announced a proposal to get into the crude oil business by building its own 1,300-mile oil pip...

Colo. Company Proposes Oil Pipeline In North Dakota

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 04.17.2012 | Denver

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Colorado company is seeking shipping commitments from oil producers to use a proposed pipeline that would move 150,000 barrel...

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.

Lucia Graves

GOP Hopeful's Keystone XL Script Cribbed From TransCanada | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After calling out an opponent for plagiarism, Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon pulled key parts of her own Keystone XL op-ed, w...

Congress Has Its Own 'Oops' Moment

Politico | DARREN GOODE | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

It was a celebrated, bipartisan achievement: Congress sent the president a bill to address pipeline safety issues -- a sign that lawmakers could get b...

Obama: Health, Economic Factors Will Be Taken Into Account In Keystone Decision

Reuters | Jeff Mason and Matt Spetalnick | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green

By Jeff Mason and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday health and economic factors would be taken into accoun...

Obama: No Decision On Keystone XL Pipeline

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green

DENVER — President Barack Obama said Wednesday his administration has made no decision on whether a Canadian company can proceed with plans for ...

Progressives Launch Anti-Keystone XL Pipeline Ad Campaign

Posted 12.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Progressives fighting to stop the construction of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline found a new outlet for their message this week with...

Joshua Hersh

Keystone XL: State Department Pushes Back On Claims Of Bias In Pipeline Review Process | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The State Department has begun to push back on claims by environmental groups that the process for approving a controversial oil pipelin...

Rand Paul Wants Debate On Pipeline Safety Bill

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The only senator opposed to a bill to toughen federal safety regulation of oil and gas pipelines said Wednesday he's willing to work wit...