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Tar Sands End Runs

Michael Brune | Posted 11.21.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

There's no good reason to support Canadian tar sands expansion, much less allow more dirty tar sands oil into our country. Even though everything about tar sands oil is destructive, dirty, and dangerous, oil companies (and their champions on the Hill) are determined to bring as much of it as they can across our border, even if it means bending, breaking, or changing the rules.

Kate Sheppard

Landrieu's Keystone XL Hail Mary Falls Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- After six days of political wrangling and vote-whipping, the Senate failed to pass a bill on Tuesday forcing authorization of the Keys...

Kate Sheppard

Here's What Big Oil Has In The Pipes If Keystone Fails

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- TransCanada Corp., the company seeking to build the Keystone XL pipeline, has teamed up with the world's largest public relations firm...

Kate Sheppard

All Eyes Are On A Small Group Of Democratic Senators For The Keystone Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Senate's vote next week on legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline may come down to a handful of Democrats, who ...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Now Has Enough Votes To Pass Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The new Senate Republican majority creates an opportunity for likely Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to force a vote on the pr...

The Story of Trauma in Indian Country Needs White World Access

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Point of view is everything. Whether one is referring to the crafts of of screenwriting, poetry, or journalism, the eye of the storyteller is a window to a previously unobserved universe. The art of "telling" embodies spiritual responsibility.

The Future of U.S. Energy

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Brigham A. McCown

With enormous supplies and massive investments in natural gas and oil in the US, the nation's domestic supply of energy continues to grow at a record ...

First Nation Stands Alone as Oil Floods North Dakota and Obama Visits

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Will society settle for patching the holes in the earth and in morality that the scramble for resources brings? Or will we pull together and build a better future for the next generations so that our children and grandchildren will not have to navigate a wounded earth with shattered souls?

Safety Concerns Mount As Rail Shipments Of Oil Grow

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

More oil was delivered by rail in the United States during the first four months of the year than in any other period in history, according to the Ass...

Kate Sheppard

Retired Navy SEAL Says Keystone XL Would Be Highly Vulnerable To Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – If constructed, the Keystone XL pipeline would be highly vulnerable to terrorist attacks, according to a paper that an environmental gr...

The Birth of a Eurasian Century

Pepe Escobar | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Pepe Escobar

A specter is haunting Washington, an unnerving vision of a Sino-Russian alliance wedded to an expansive symbiosis of trade and commerce across much of the Eurasian land mass -- at the expense of the United States.

Federal Oversight Of Pipelines Grossly Inadequate, Watchdog Says

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.09.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency responsible for making sure states effectively oversee the safety of natural gas and other pipelines is failing...

Kate Sheppard

Keystone Pipeline Is A 'Relic Of Bush Energy Policy,' Finds New Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new e-book looks at the historical context for the Keystone XL decision and argues that there is a clear-cut case for why President Ba...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Seek To Force Approval Of Keystone XL Pipeline

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Senate supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline say they think they have enough votes to pass a bill that would force the approval of th...

What the Mainstream Misses: Observations on the Ukraine Crisis

Allen Ruff | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Allen Ruff

With Yanukovych ousted, the ever myopic U.S. press rapidly shifted its attention to Russia's response, or more accurately to the behavior of Vladimir Putin.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Dems Introduce Longshot Bills To Tackle Keystone Pipeline Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced two bills on Thursday related to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The first would require any oil...

Chamber Of Commerce Witness Dodges Questions On Whether Climate Change Is Real

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Karen Alderman Harbert, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy testified at a hearing of the Senate...

Kate Sheppard

Another Firm That Evaluated Keystone Pipeline Had Ties To TransCanada

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The contractor that evaluated greenhouse gas emissions for the State Department's Keystone XL report is the latest company to come under...

Kate Sheppard

New Government Report Warns of 'Cascading System Failures' Caused By Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, accord...

Kate Sheppard

Keystone XL Would Have Much Larger Impact Than State Department Suggests, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The State Department's final environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline downplays the significance the pipeline...

Kate Sheppard

Senators: Keystone Report 'Woefully Inadequate' In Gauging Health Risks

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) are calling on the Obama administration to evaluate the potential ...

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...

Obama's Climate Legacy May Come Down to Coal and 'No'

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Obama's record on climate is thus far mixed: kudos on his fuel economy standards, not so much on boosting fossil fuel production. With three years left to go, he can still swing for the fences and he has two big fat pitches, headed for the plate and right in his wheelhouse.

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 ...

Missouri Gas Pipeline Explodes

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green

Nov 29 (Reuters) - A 30-inch (75-cm) natural gas pipeline ruptured and exploded in Missouri just before midnight on Thursday, with n...