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A Patriotic Act Of Faith For Environmental Protection And Climate Justice

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2016 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

George Jones is still serving his country. Navy vet (Korea) and lifetime resident of Virginia, Mr. Jones bused to Richmond to take his message of American responsibility to the governor. That message: no new pipelines, no more fracking, enough already with our dependence on fossil fuels.

Will Russian Withdrawal Mean a Federal Syria or More War?

Joe Lauria | Posted 03.15.2016 | World
Joe Lauria

Putin's move has led to widespread speculation. Perhaps he has made a deal with the U.S., a grand bargain of sorts. Maybe Washington has offered a major concession on Ukraine, something President Barack Obama may gladly concede given what a disaster the U.S. adventure in that country has become.

Protecting Our Rights Isn't a Pipe Dream

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Every month, inside the walls of glass and concrete of a Washington, DC, office buildin...

A Legal Introduction to Easements

Brad Reid | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

If there is a driveway or road from a public road crossing your land to a house or field behind your land, this access may be an easement. This comment provides an incomplete educational introduction to easements. Always consult an experienced attorney in all easement, access, and real estate situations.

The Corporation Behind Keystone XL Just Laid Bare the TPP's Threats to Our Climate

Ben Beachy | Posted 01.07.2016 | Green
Ben Beachy

TransCanada, the notorious fossil fuel corporation behind the ill-fated Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, just made abundantly clear the threats that the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would pose to our communities, our climate, and our clean air and water, if approved.

Examining the Fracking Power of FERC

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper A fast-growing web of interstate pipelines to service the fracked-shale-gas industry is...

Farmer Won't Sell Easement So Enbridge Oil Is Suing

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.08.2016 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The disruptive phone calls came at dinnertime, and were not the usual telemarketing solicitations. The caller identified as a representative from a multinational oil company that wanted to run a 24-inch pipeline through farmland owned by James and Krista Botsford.

Canada Needs an Energy Strategy, But Not One Focused on Pipelines

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 07.23.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The national energy strategy just mapped out by Canada's premiers contemplates, among other things, how to speed up the approval process for interprovincial pipelines. Even as the agreement was being hashed out, however, attention was already turning to a burst pipeline.

Kate Sheppard

TransCanada Argues That Recent Emissions Commitments Build The Case For Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- TransCanada, the company seeking to build the controversial pipeline that would carry oil from Alberta to refineries in Texas, is leanin...

Revealed: Energy Transfer Partners' 'Pipeline-for-Prostitute' Landman

Steve Horn | Posted 05.28.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmog investigation has uncovered the identity of a land agent and the contract company he works with that allegedly offered to buy an Iowa farmer the services of two teenage sex workers in exchange for access to his land to build the controversial proposed Dakota Access pipeline.

Samantha Lachman

This Aging Oil Pipeline Is In Great Lakes' 'Worst Possible Place' For A Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

Environmental activists say Michigan’s tourism slogan -- “Pure Michigan” -- may no longer be accurate unless the state takes stronger action to ...

Kate Sheppard

Majority Of Americans Have No Idea What The Keystone XL Pipeline Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

The majority of Americans have no idea what the Keystone XL pipeline is, but among those who do, support for its construction is firmly split along pa...

Climate Change This Week: Methane Blob, Renewables And Global Heat Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Funny or Die: Climate Change Denial Disorder - absolutely hilarious. Enjoy, a...

Workers at Louisiana Refineries Assess Tentative USW-Shell Deal

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Susan Buchanan

The United Steelworkers Thursday reached a possible four-year pact with Shell Oil in a seven-state strike that spread to 12 refineries and three other plants. Three weeks ago, most of the USW's more than 700 combined members joined the walkout.

Kate Sheppard

House Passes Keystone Bill, Sending It To Obama For Veto

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed the Senate version of legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday, s...

Kate Sheppard

TransCanada Uses Eminent Domain To Finish Nebraska Land Acquisition

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

TransCanada, the company seeking to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, said Tuesday it has filed papers in Nebraska seeking to acquire the ...

Kate Sheppard

Tribes In Three States Ask Obama Administration To Reject Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An association representing 16 American Indian tribes in three states along the Keystone XL pipeline route sent a letter to President Ba...

Naomi Klein, Climate, and Capitalism (Pt. 2): Creating a Broad Social Movement

John J. Berger | Posted 03.15.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

The key to breaking the climate and energy policy logjam in Washington, D.C., Naomi Klein contends in This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, is the building of a powerful social movement. Citizens can then put leaders into office who are willing to take decisive action to protect the climate.

Kate Sheppard

Keystone Opponents Vow The Fight's Not Over In Nebraska

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that the Nebraska Supreme Court has reached a split decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, both sides are girding for the next battle...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Committee Clears Path To Floor For Keystone XL Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced legislation to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline without a...

Kate Sheppard

White House Issues Formal Position on House Keystone Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The White House issued its formal policy stance on the House legislation to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on We...

How $40 Oil Would Impact Canada's Provinces

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

If $40 a barrel still seems a ways off, consider that the benchmark price for oil sands crude is already trading in that price range. What's more, if production from high-cost sources isn't withdrawn from an oversupplied market, oil prices may soon be trading even lower.

Tar Sands End Runs

Michael Brune | Posted 01.19.2015 | 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...