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Tar Sands Pipeline

Canadian Government Approves Controversial Pipeline

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's government on Tuesday approved a controversial pipeline proposal that would bring oil to the Pacific Coast for shipment to A...

'Moccasins on the Ground' Aims to Shield People from 'Black Venom' of Keystone XL

Tom Weis | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

Oyate Wahacanka ("Shield the People"), a project of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, has erected tipi spirit camps along the northern route of Keystone XL to "stop progress along the pipeline right-of-way."

Canadian Aboriginals Fear Future Of Oil Sands Pipeline

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green

(Repeats from earlier April 21 with no changes to text) By Julie Gordon KITIMAT, British Columbia, April 21 (Reuters) - ...

Major Canadian Pipeline Report To Be Released

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green

TORONTO (AP) — A panel reviewing a proposed pipeline to the Pacific Coast that would allow Canada's oil to be shipped to Asia will on Thursday deliv...

The Climate Movement Needs to Stop 'Winning'

Maya Lemon | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green
Maya Lemon

As a child my favorite chore was hand-pumping water from the thirty-foot well on our family homestead. The pump was shiny black and the water ice-cold...

Arkansas Oil Spill: "I Just Feel So Helpless"

Maya Lemon | Posted 04.11.2013 | Green
Maya Lemon

A thunderstorm is supposed to hit Mayflower with up to 1.7 inches of rain. The lakes and streams will flood and the land will be washed over, not with life giving spring rain but with tar sands oil. I am scared for my friends and for a place that for four years was my home.

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.

Indigenous Groups Vow To Act Out Against Canadian Pipelines

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, March 20 (Reuters) - An alliance of Canadian and U.S. aboriginal groups vowed on Wednesday to block three ...

Climate Choice

Evangeline Lilly | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Evangeline Lilly

If oil workers could choose, would they choose to work in toxic environments with damaging chemicals, or would they choose to work surrounded by clean air? If people had a choice, what would that choice be?

Alarm Raised About Potential Tar Sands Pipeline

AP | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With the fight continuing over a proposed tar sands pipeline through the Midwest, environmental groups are raising an alarm t...

Rocket Trike Diaries: Week Two

Tom Weis | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
Tom Weis

Join Renewable Rider Tom Weis as he pedals his rocket trike 2,150 miles through America's heartland in support of landowners fighting TransCanada's toxic Keystone XL tar sands pipeline scheme. Here are the video entries from Week Two.

GOP Leadership Holds Tax Relief for American Families Hostage to Keystone Pipeline

Frances Beinecke | Posted 02.17.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

At the insistence of Republican lawmakers, the tax bill moving through Congress includes a provision requiring the president to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline in 60 days. This is political opportunism at its most cynical.

WATCH: Another Actor Fights The Keystone XL Pipeline, Invites People To Protest

Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

Actor David Strathairn, nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of journalist Edward R. Murrow in "Good Night, and Good Luck," released a vid...

Kansas, Texas Activists Speak Out About 'Environmentally Devastating' Pipeline

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO and MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER | Posted 11.26.2011 | Green

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — At public meetings in two states on Monday, a proposed pipeline that would bring oil from Canada into the U.S. was criticiz...

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.

Energy Secretary Suggests U.S. Support For Keystone XL Pipeline

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Canada's status as a close U.S. ally should boost a plan to pipe oil from western Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Energy Secreta...

Changing the Game: Your Part, My Part

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Politics is about repetition, and we need to use every town hall meeting, every bus-tour stop, and every ribbon cutting ceremony to tell our representatives that we care about environmental protection. And then we need to do it again.

Mr. Obama: XL + Tar Sands = Bad Political Equation

Keith Harrington | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Keith Harrington

Why must we go to such dramatic lengths to stop Obama from making the most destructive decision for the climate that any president could ever make? The answer is bad political calculus.

New Pipeline to Challenge Obama's Promises

Bill McKibben | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

It took some serious digging in my sock drawer, but I just found my 'Environmentalists for Obama' button left over from the '08 campaign. I need it because I'm headed to Washington to get arrested in front of the White House.