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'Green News Report' - January 17, 2017

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.18.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau admits Alberta's oil sands' days are numb...

Exxon Has Understood Climate Risks Of Oil Sands For Decades: Report

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business

Exxon Mobil has understood the environmental risks of extracting oil from the Canadian tar sands for more than 20 years, yet continued to invest heavi...

'Green News Report' - December 8, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.08.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Donald Trump picks climate science denier and fossil fuel industry tool t...

'Green News Report' - December 6, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.06.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Victory and temporary reprieve for the Standing Rock Sioux in long fight ...

The Meaning Of Standing Rock

Carl Pope | Posted 12.05.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

The resistance by the Standing Rock Sioux nation and its allies to the proposed Dakota Access pipeline routing signaled a new stage in evolving community resistance to fossil fuel extraction and transportation -- but also reveals some ugly fissures within America as we enter a four year, almost certainly traumatic presidency.

'Green News Report' - December 1, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.01.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly firestorm fueled by drought and high winds engulfs Tennessee towns...

Kellyanne Conway To Visit Canada's Tar Sands, And That Can't Mean Anything Good

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway will visit Canada’s tar sands early next year ahead of his inauguration. I...

'Green News Report' - October 13, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.13.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Al Gore and Hillary Clinton rally Millennial voters to #VoteClimate; Fede...

'Green News Report' - October 6, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hurricane Matthew churns towards U.S.; Climate change shut out - again! -...

Trade Deal Predicted To Spell Economic Disaster For UK And Europe Hangs In The Balance

Mark Dearn | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Mark Dearn

After tens of thousands of people once more took to the streets of Europe to protest secret trade deals this week, the EU faces a critical moment tomorrow (Friday).

Elected Officials Join the Call to Stop Oil Trains: 2016 #StopOilTrains Week of Action

Todd Paglia | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
Todd Paglia

This week people gather at 60 events across North America to mark the third anniversary of the Lac Megantic oil train disaster. Stand organizes the St...

Top 5 Reasons To Ban Oil Trains Immediately

Todd Paglia | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Todd Paglia

On Friday, June 3rd, a crude oil train traveled through the scenic Columbia River Gorge, a national treasure and one of the most beautiful spots in a country blessed with some of the most stunning places on Earth.

The Return of Cheap Oil

Mitchell Posner | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Mitchell Posner

It was less than three years ago when the IEA predicted that by 2020, the US would pump past Saudi Arabia to become the world's largest oil producer, ...

The End of Appeasement Politics; Bernie Sanders

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
Jerry Cope

As the primary process moves toward a welcome conclusion, the fault lines within the democratic party are now registering on the Richter scale. The pa...

Wildfire Redux

J Henry Fair | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
J Henry Fair

The headlines about the fires of northern Canada have disappeared. Nothing remains for the media but the charred houses and mangled swing sets of the residents of Fort McMurray, the oil boom town that serves the Tar Sands.

'Green News Report' - May 10, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Cooler weather slows growth of Canada's catastrophic oil sands region fir...

'Green News Report' - May 5, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Massive wildfire forces evacuations in Canada's tar sands oil country; FL...

Stop Running Away From Global Warming, Fort McMurray

Scott Thill | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Scott Thill

A boomtown pops up out of nowhere to become one of the largest, dirtiest oil projects in the world, much less its Canadian home. It quickly rips open ...

President Obama's Final Climate Test: Keep It in the Ground

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.12.2017 | Green
Jamie Henn

Now, as the President gives his final State of the Union and prepares for his last year in office, the question remains: which path will he take? Will he continue to act in the way he did on Keystone XL, standing up to Big Oil and turning down projects that endanger the climate and our communities? Or will the President backslide to the Obama we saw in Cushing and continue to promote fossil fuel development, leaving a legacy full of contradictions and half-measures?

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

Ben Beachy | Posted 01.07.2017 | 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.

TransCanada's Pathetic Keystone XL Lawsuit Could Galvanize Resistance to New Trade Agreements

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.06.2017 | Green
Jamie Henn

Talk about sore losers. The Canadian pipeline company TransCanada announced this afternoon that it is suing Obama Administration over its decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. The lawsuit won't do anything to help get the pipeline built, it's too late for that.

Government Promises, COP21 and People's Power

Tara Houska | Posted 12.30.2016 | Green
Tara Houska

Ask any tribe in North America what they think about promises from a governmental body. Then take a look at the recent climate change agreement coming out of Paris, France. Perhaps this time will be different.

Fade Away

Michael Brune | Posted 12.21.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

F3or the transition to clean energy to happen fast enough to save our climate, we must keep the pressure on the dirtiest, most polluting energy sources like tar sands.

Federal Court Gives Blessing to Covertly Approved Enbridge Cross-Border Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogA federal court has ruled that the Enbridge Alberta Clipper (Line 67) cross-border tar sands pipeline expansion project, p...

A Historic Climate Win, Keystone XL's Unfinished Business And Obama's Shaky Climate Legacy

Tom Weis | Posted 12.04.2016 | Green
Tom Weis

Knowing few would hold him accountable during the heated presidential race with Mitt Romney, Obama used the campaign as political cover to deliver Keystone South to TransCanada.