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Tar Sands Oil

Durbin and Kelly: Petcoke Is Everyone's Problem, Not Just Chicago and Detroit

Henry Henderson | Posted 07.27.2015 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Like every protracted campaign, the battle to defeat the blight of petcoke on Chicago's Southeast Side has had good and bad days. Especially for the neighborhood where the petcoke is dumped.

Act Now to Protect Our Ocean and Fresh Water

Riki Ott | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Riki Ott

Now is the time to unite our voices to protect what we love, because a small, often overlooked "something" is happening that will have a huge impact on the future of oil drilling in this nation.

Maine Town Effectively Bans Tar Sands Oil

AP | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The South Portland City Council has voted to ban the transfer of crude oil onto ocean tankers, effectively ending any a...

Kate Sheppard

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

Beyond Incoherent

Carl Pope | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

"We know corruption is killing more kids than TB, AIDS, and malaria put together. There is a vaccine and it's called transparency."

Fighting Tar Sands In New England | Asher Platts | Resistance Report Segment

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Dennis Trainor

Originally posted at AcronymTV ExxonMobil plans to build a toxin-spewing export terminal on the shores of Casco Bay in Maine. According to 350.or...

Redford and Other Leaders Encourage Americans to Say No to Dirty Fuels and Yes to Clean Energy

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I know clean energy solutions exist that can reduce dangerous carbon pollution and strengthen our economy at the same time. But even as we unite behind sustainable technologies, we have to mobilize and stop the dirtiest projects -- projects like tar sands oil.

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.

What Obama Said: The Optimist's Translation

William S. Becker | Posted 09.05.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

For those optimists among us who want to believe President Obama is finally ready to tackle the climate issue, it sounded as though some very important precedents might be taking shape in the White House.

Tar Sands Oil: You Can Stall It, But I Doubt You Can Stop It

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.27.2013 | Green
Jared Bernstein

Though what we should be arguing about is the cost/benefit ratio of extracting oil from tar sands, instead we're arguing about whether its delivery mechanism -- the pipeline -- is up to code. Once again, we're missing the endangered forest for the trees.

The Exxon Pipeline Spill: Questions That Should Be Frequently Asked

Riki Ott | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Riki Ott

It is essential for the media to search for deeper explanations and more accurate information during incidents that threaten human health, wildlife, and the environment -- and future energy choices.

Obama's Choice: Ethical Energy or 'the Devil's Excrement'

William S. Becker | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

As debate heats up again over the Keystone XL pipeline, each side will drop cluster bombs of data on why Obama should or should not allow the project to proceed. The conventional arguments can be summarized in two words: jobs and carbon. There are much bigger issues to consider, however.

Keystone: Exporting Canadian Oil Across America's Backyard

Hunter Cutting | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Hunter Cutting

The environmental impact statement appears to be a clear signal that the Obama Administration is headed down the road to approval. However, the growing backlash against the pipeline creates a headache for the president who just made a very public commitment to protect the climate.

Nurses Oppose the KXL Pipeline - and All of Labor Should Too

Deborah Burger | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Deborah Burger

The future for labor should not be scrambling for elusive crumbs thrown down by corporate partners, but advocating for the larger public interest, the reputation labor deservedly earned in the 1930s and 1940s, the period of labor's greatest growth and the resulting emergence of a more egalitarian society.

New Analysis Shows Simple Math: Keystone XL Pipeline = Tar Sands Expansion = Climate Change

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

More tar sands oil taken out of the ground means more dangerous pollution that hurts our climate and health. This is especially important in a time where our communities are feeling the damage of climate change.

Connecting the Dots on Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

If we couldn't figure it out ourselves from the freak derecho storm that crippled the Washington area; from the devastating wildfires in Colorado; from the hottest January-June in U.S. history or one of the worst U.S. droughts ever, science once again has shown us the connections.

Rocket Trike Diaries: Week One

Tom Weis | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Tom Weis

Welcome to Rocket Trike Diaries -- a 10-week video tour of the 2011 "Ride for Renewables: No Tar Sands Oil On American Soil!" Join me as I pedal my rocket trike 2,150 miles through America's heartland in support of landowners fighting TransCanada's toxic Keystone XL pipeline scheme.

Report: Keystone XL Pipeline Economic Risks Ignored

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The Cornell Report is a roadmap to how the Keystone XL pipeline will pose an unprecedented threat to America's rivers, aquifers and agricultural and drinking water sources.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Won't Ease Gas Prices; Senate Must Reject It

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Pipeline supporters and their allies in Congress are trying to capitalize on rising gas prices by claiming the pipeline would lower prices at the pump. That is patently false.

Big Oil Bullies and a Test of Wills

Michael Brune | Posted 03.17.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Any Keystone XL permit issued now would be a blank check written to an oil company with a proven record of disregarding the rights of the American farmers and ranchers whose land the pipeline would cross and threaten.

Wolves, Caribou, Tar Sands and Canada's Oily Ethics

Chris Genovali | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Chris Genovali

The relentless destruction of boreal forest wilderness via tar sands development has conspired to deprive caribou of their life requisites while exposing them to levels of predation they did not evolve with and are incapable of adapting to.

Conventional Wisdom on Tar Sands Destroyed

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

If we're really concerned about security, tar sands oil should be a last-gap, man-the-barricades option -- something we as a society hope we never have to use.

Tar Sands And The Jewish Month Of Change

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb | Posted 10.31.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb

Change, repentance, is needed all around. Where we have over-consumed, let us scale back. Where we have ignored the cries of Creation, let us now heed them.

Wake-Up Call From Yellowstone: Keystone XL Must Be Shelved

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Big Oil wants to build a pipeline to send the dirtiest crude oil on the planet from the Boreal forests of Canada right through the heart of America, crossing the Yellowstone, the Missouri, the Platte and other treasured rivers on its way to Texas refineries.

If Brazil Has to Guard Its Rainforest, Why Does Canada/U.S. Get to Burn Its Tar Sands?

Bill McKibben | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

Shouldn't Canada feel the same kind of responsibility to keep carbon safely in the ground that Brazil feels to keep its trees rooted? Absolutely.