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Farmer Won't Sell Easement So Enbridge Oil Is Suing

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.21.2015 | 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 07.23.2015 | 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 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 | 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 | 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...

Northeast Resists More Pipelines, Despite Higher Energy Costs

AP | By RIK STEVENS | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and ...

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.

TransCanada To Seek U.S. Approval For Another Pipeline

AP | By BLAKE NICHOLSON and JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Canadian company behind the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline will seek U.S. government approval for another pipeline ...

Kate Sheppard

House Passes Keystone Bill, Sending It To Obama For Veto | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

As Oil Prices Fall, Is Keystone Still Necessary?

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, resulting from abundant global oil supplies and cheaper gasoline at the pump, raise...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Committee Clears Path To Floor For Keystone XL Vote | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.