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What Oil Price Got to Do, Got to Do With It? (10 Things to Remember About Oil Prices)

Carl Pope | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

The collapse of soaring oil prices signaled the beginning of the 2008 Great Recession. This milder repeat performance is not so confusing if we look at the basics -- and remember that what counts about oil is not where it is produced, or exactly how much we need, but its price.

Tar Sands Trade: Kuwait Buys Stake in Alberta As It Opens Own Heavy Oil Spigot

Steve Horn | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogChevron made waves in the business world when it announced its October 6 sale of 30-percent of its holdings in the Alberta...

EU Scraps Plan To Label Canada's Tar Sands As Highly Polluting

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green

By Barbara Lewis and Scott Haggett BRUSSELS/CALGARY, Oct 7 (Reuters) - A European Union plan to label Canadian tar sands oil as highly...

If a Tar-Sands Project Fails in the Forest...

Michael Brune | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

No rational reason exists for doing this to our planet -- unless you count greed. Sadly, some people do. But even if you are willing to destroy 50,000 square miles of boreal forest just to make a profit, there's no way to justify destroying our future in the process.

Neil Young, Willie Nelson and 8,000 in Nebraska Stand Up to the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Stopping the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline makes a difference for communities in Nebraska and along the pipeline pathway. Real jobs are stake, jobs on many farms and ranches. Those are the jobs that drive this region and feed the country.

A Shout Heard 'Round the World

Michael Brune | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

After this week, no one ever needs to feel alone in this fight. We are millions of people, all around the world. Together, we have power that even the wealthiest corporations in the world will be unable to resist.

Signs of the Times, From the People's Climate March in NYC

Craig Bowron | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Craig Bowron

Somewhere scattered in that long rope of humanity were over 300 Minnesotans like myself, who endured a 24-hour bus ride (twice!) to 'walk the talk' that the reality of climate change requires immediate and meaningful action.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Tar Sands Out Of Our Food And Drink

Lisa Hoyos | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Lisa Hoyos

If PepsiCo is truly thinking "in terms of both quarters and generations," it needs to align its practices with its vision and commit to stop fueling its fleet with the world's dirtiest oil.

Urge Pepsi to Stop Guzzling Tar Sands

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

A fact sheet outlines the toxicity of this form of oil and the resulting ecological devastation from the extraction process. Additional concerns include the excessive use of fresh water, high risk of endangering water supplies, spills, and the data documenting a spiked rate of cancer in communities adjacent to drilling areas.

The World's Most Ambitious Disaster

Michael Brune | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

What a waste -- not just of forests, habitat, energy, air, water, health, and our climate. What a waste of human talent. Watching all this, I found myself contemplating how much could be achieved if all of this effort, ingenuity, and engineering prowess were instead directed toward developing clean power?

State Dept. Overseers of Contentious Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Workaround Have Industry, Torture Ties

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and other green groups recently revealed that pipeline giant Enbridge ...

After Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan, Long Beach Votes to Export Coal and PetKoch

Steve Horn | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogJust a day after the Oregon Department of State Lands shot down a proposal to export 8.8 million tons per year of coa...

Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"

Steve Horn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Enbridge's 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline, a Keystone XL "clone," is legally cleared to proceed opening for business in October.

Investor Call: Enbridge's Keystone XL Clone Opens in October, Rail Facility to Follow

Steve Horn | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In a recent quarter two call for investors, Enbridge Inc executives said the company's "Keystone XL" clone -- the combination of the Flanagan South and Seaway Twin pipelines -- will open for business by October.

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

Senators Took Donations From Lobbyists Representing Pro-Keystone Alberta Government

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A high-powered Washington lobbying firm representing the government of Alberta, Canada, made $17,000 in donations to senators it was cou...

'Green News Report' - July 24, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: Sudden storm ravages campground in VA; New rules for explosiv...

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...

South Portland, Maine To Hold Final Vote On Tar Sands Ban

AP | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The South Portland City Council is set for a final vote on a proposal to ban tar sands oil from coming into the souther...

New Report: Trade Talks Threaten to Undermine EU Climate Policy and Bring Tar Sands to Europe

Ilana Solomon | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

Today's report reveals that even the FQD -- an ambitious climate policy that the EU has been pushing for years -- could be critically weakened simply in the process of the secretive, non-inclusive negotiations.

'Green News Report' - July 10, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Anti-science nuttery alive and well in Kentucky; BP's oil still contami...

Oil Companies Gambling Billions of Dollars Ignoring Climate Change Realities

Kevin Grandia | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Kevin Grandia

You don't need to look much further than the years of delays on the Keystone XL pipeline to see that governments are starting to second-guess these big cash layouts on climate risky projects.

Recent Federal Court Decision Could Muddy Waters for Keystone XL South, Flanagan South

Steve Horn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) case, judges ruled that a continuous pipeline project cannot be segmented into multiple parts to avoid a comprehensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. This is what Kinder Morgan proposed and did for its Northeast Upgrade Project.

Tar Sands on the Tracks: Railbit, Dilbit and U.S. Export Terminals

Ben Jervey | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Ben Jervey

While shale oil, predominantly from the Bakken, has driven the overall spike in North American crude-by-rail over the past few years, Canadian tar-sands producers are increasingly turning their attention to rail.