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MSNBC 'Leans Forward' Into Running 'Native Ads' Promoting Fracking

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

MSNBC is far from a lonely native advertising bystander, joined in the hustle by the likes of The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The New York Times, the AP and others. A case in point: On Sept. 10, HuffPost Green ran a native ad article titled "8 Cities Embracing Natural Gas," sponsored by ANGA.

Canadian Pipeline Incidents Have Doubled In The Past Decade

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Oct 28 (Reuters) - The rate of safety-related incidents on federally regulated pipelines in Canada doubled over the last decade, while the rate of r...

Kate Sheppard

'No Reason' To Believe Keystone XL Environmental Report In State Department Documents

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -– State Department documents released to an environmental group are raising new questions about the hiring of a government contractor to...

U.S. Court: Transcanada's Keystone XL Profits More Important Than Environment

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

After protestors succeeded initially in delaying Keystone XL, Big Oil has chosen a "new normal" stealth approval method: the non-transparent NWP 12.

Obama's Former Communications Director Anita Dunn Pitches 'Ethical Oil' Keystone XL Ad

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Now, the "ethical oil" campaign has a new backer: Anita Dunn, former White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama and current Principal of SKDKnickerbocker, a public relations firm with offices in Washington, D.C.; New York City and Albany.

Illustrating How the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Fails President's Climate Test

Anthony Swift | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Anthony Swift

These facts make it clear: Keystone XL fails the president's climate test. It significantly exacerbates the problem of carbon pollution. It is not in the national interest, and its Presidential Permit should be denied.

Kate Sheppard

Top U.S. Trade Official Pushes Back Against EU Carbon Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

Building the Keystone XL pipeline is only part of the equation. Once the Canadian tar sands are pumped and piped to refineries on the Gulf Coast, the ...

Why An Oil Company Is Being Forced To Drain A Lake

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd has been ordered to drain a lake on the site of its northern Alberta oil sands ...

Hundreds of Events "Draw the Line" Against Keystone XL & Tar Sands

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.21.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

At over 200 events today -- from Alaska to Nebraska -- people are "Drawing the Line" against the Keystone XL pipeline, tar sands and other dirty energy projects. The day's events are being coordinated by the climate campaign 350.org with help from scores of partners.

Kate Sheppard

Keystone XL Decision Likely Delayed Until 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

A decision on the fate of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will likely be delayed until after the release of an inspector general investigation into ...

Obama's Former PR Flack: Thread Tying Keystone XL, PA Gov's Race Together

Steve Horn | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Pennsylvania Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate and former head of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Kathleen "Katie" McGinty, has hired powerful PR firm SKDKnickerbocker for her campaign's communications efforts.

Energy East Pipeline Is No Magical Oil Sands Solution

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Rubin

If Energy East were displacing expensive imported fuel with a cheaper home grown alternative that would be one thing. But that's not the case.

President Obama Is Right on Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Job Numbers

Anthony Swift | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Anthony Swift

The president's points are well taken -- the benefits of Keystone XL tar sands have been overstated by its proponents while its impact on the climate would be significant.

Keystone XL Fails President Obama's Climate Test

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Industry analysts agree that Keystone XL is a critical piece of the puzzle for the tar sands industry to build new extraction projects. Tar sands oil production causes the release of huge amounts of carbon pollution from its energy-intensive extraction methods and refining processes.

Is Canada's Oil Charm Offensive Yesterday's News?

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

The mid-term outlook for even marginal players in Canadian oil sands looks optimistic. The energy tides may be shifting, however, suggesting that while production may gain steam, Canada's heavy reliance on heavy crude may run off the rail.

Obama State Department Admits It Doesn't Know Keystone XL's Exact Route

Steve Horn | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

These are important questions that Secretary Kerry, and ultimately President Obama, must answer. The fact that neither man has any clue where TransCanada intends to place the Keystone XL pipeline is a troubling revelation that demands immediate and thorough scrutiny.

Tar Sands Coal Export Boom: Petcoke Exports Second Highest Ever in April

Steve Horn | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Although no coal production is actually taking place here, a filthy fuel with even more severe climate impacts than coal is leaving port bound for foreign power plants.

Two Major Lawsuits Filed Against ExxonMobil for Arkansas Tar Sands Spill

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

As the Mayflower lawsuits proceed and the Keystone XL northern half decision approaches, Mayflower can serve as a teachable moment as it applies to Keystone XL. Or it can serve as just yet another lesson not learned. Class begins now.

Lynne Peeples

The Other Tar Sands: Utahans Protest Overlooked U.S.-Based Operation

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green

While record numbers of protesters were chaining themselves to construction equipment earlier this week along the Oklahoma segment of the Keystone XL ...

API Spent $22 Million Lobbying for Keystone XL, State Dept. Contractor ERM an API Member

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

It's important to remember that ERM was chosen on behalf of State by TransCanada itself . Further, one of the ERM employees tasked to conduct the SEIS, as exposed in Mother Jones investigation, is a former TransCanada employee.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Fails Presidential Climate Test

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Mr. President, we have clear evidence that tar sands development causes higher carbon pollution than conventional oil. And we have clear evidence that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will drive expansion of the tar sands. Keystone XL gets a failing grade on the presidential climate test.

Digging Into TransCanada's Lobbying History

Steve Horn | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

TransCanada, the multinational corporation hoping to build the controversial northern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, spent over $280,000 on lobbying the U.S. government in the first quarter (Q1) of 2013, according to lobbying disclosure records.

Study: 30 Toxic Chemicals, Some Carcinogens, at High Levels at Exxon Arkansas Tar Sands Pipeline Spill Site

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Questions include what exactly caused the spill, how big was the spill exactly, and how long did it take for emergency responders to react to the spill, to name a few. But one thing is certain according to the new study: For the residents of Mayflower, quality of life has been changed forever.

Lynne Peeples

A Line In The Oil Sands: 'By Gosh, Isn't Our Health Worth More Than Any Damn OIl?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

Raymond Ladouceur remembers when he could dip a cup into the Athabasca River for a drink. He remembers when the trout and muskrats were plentiful -- a...

Oops, Inc.: Firm With History of Cover-ups Hired to Clean up Arkansas Tar Sands Spill

Steve Horn | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

O'Brien's has had its hands in the botched clean-up efforts of almost every high-profile oil spill disaster in recent U.S. history, including the Exxon Valdez spill, the BP Deepwater Horizon spill, the Enbridge tar sands pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River, and Hurricane Sandy.