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Senate Rejects Bid to Force Approval of Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Today was a good day for American leadership, showing that the big polluter agenda doesn't stand up.

Keystone XL May Wait on Nebraska, but Climate Change Waits for No One

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Graphic from Oil Change International The State Department is providing additional time for comments on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, extendin...

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Urge Obama to Make the Right Choice and Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Communities around the world are feeling the impacts of climate change on their health, safety and livelihoods. The most recent climate science community report shows a growing threat to our communications, transportation, security and food systems.

Why the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Matters for Climate

Anthony Swift | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Anthony Swift

The role that the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline plays in enabling tar sands expansion continues to be central in answering whether the project fails the president's climate test.

Youth Voices Raised to Reject Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: "This Is Our Future"

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

We know that young people are aligning differently politically. And university students around the country have voted to divest from fossil fuel companies. They do not want to be even tangentially associated with companies responsible for climate change.

Youth Plan Major White House Protest Against Keystone XL this Weekend

Jamie Henn | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

Young people powered President Obama to the White House. Now, they're protesting him outside of it.

Passion Remains High Because Keystone XL Marks a Turning Point on Climate

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

We'd be kidding ourselves if we minimized the Keystone XL pipeline. The State Department's own report made it clear just how significant this dirty energy project would be -- from a climate perspective.

State Department Review Spurs Rallies Across Country Asking President to Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Why do we say that the President has the grounds to reject Keystone XL? Once you read the final environmental review, you can see that it lays the groundwork for a failing grade for Keystone XL on a number of issues including climate.

Next Up for Keystone XL: The Question of National Interest Will Show That the Tar Sands Pipeline Must Be Rejected

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Let's review how completely this dirty energy project fails the national interest test on a few critical points.

Strong Climate Action Requires Moving Away From Fossil Fuels

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

No one wants to be responsible for a disaster. And fewer and fewer people will want to align themselves with those who stick their heads in the sand and deny reality rather than grappling with how to curb the pollution causing climate change.

A Call to Heart for World Leaders, White Buffalo Day 2013

Jacob Devaney | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

White Buffalo Day is August 27th and we invite you to join us in keeping the vision of healing, and unity alive in the hearts of the people.

Keystone XL Fails President Obama's Climate Test

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Industry analysts agree that Keystone XL is a critical piece of the puzzle for the tar sands industry to build new extraction projects. Tar sands oil production causes the release of huge amounts of carbon pollution from its energy-intensive extraction methods and refining processes.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Fails Presidential Climate Test

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Mr. President, we have clear evidence that tar sands development causes higher carbon pollution than conventional oil. And we have clear evidence that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will drive expansion of the tar sands. Keystone XL gets a failing grade on the presidential climate test.

Honoring Dr. King's Legacy by Bringing the Power of Our Voices and Action to Tackle Climate Change

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

The more we raise our voices and shine a spotlight on acts of environmental injustice, the harder it is for the industry to maintain its protective shroud of silence. So let's join Rev. Yearwood and follow the example of Dr. King. Tackling climate change is the challenge of our time.

The Arkansas Oil Spill Photos the Keystone Cabal Doesn't Want You to See

Philip Radford | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

Despite what oil companies like Exxon want you to believe, oil pipelines leak. It's what they do. What's happening in Arkansas right now could be the future for communities from North Dakota to Texas if President Obama approves the Keystone XL pipeline.

'State Department' Keystone XL Report Actually Written By TransCanada Contractor

Brad Johnson | Posted 05.06.2013 | Green
Brad Johnson

Because the impact statement was written by a TransCanada contractor, not by State Department officials, it should come as no surprise that it presents a worldview of a global economy inevitably dependent on dirty fossil fuels.

Lucia Graves

Tens Of Thousands Swarm Washington To Demand Action On Climate Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoisting signs that read "Forward on Climate" and "No on Keystone XL," a massive group of protesters gathered on the National Mall Sunda...

Tarsands Showdown, Allies Converge to Protect the Sacred

Jacob Devaney | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Global warming is a threat to all of us regardless of our politics, religion, or culture. People from all walks of life are realizing this and converging to address this common threat and 350.org, Bill McKibben, along with The Sierra Club are leading the charge.

Climate Change: Clear and Present Danger

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

It is time for our leaders here at home and around the world to grasp the urgency of dealing with climate change. We cannot continue down the path of business as usual. We cannot assume that we can go after every last drop of oil around the world and still have healthy communities and economies.

Climate Change and Extreme Weather Weren't the Only Reason to Oppose Keystone XL and Tar Sands Expansion This Summer

Anthony Swift | Posted 11.24.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

The fact that tar sands pipelines are not in our national interest becomes clearer by the day.

Far From D.C., Michigan Residents Fight Their Own Tar Sands Pipeline Battles

Rocky Kistner | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The national political fight over the Keystone XL pipeline is a long ways off for people of this central Michigan community. But in some ways, it's as close as the icy rapids of the Kalamazoo River, a natural treasure that 20 months later still remains off limits along a 40-mile stretch.

Obama's Positive Flip and Romney's Negative Flop

Bill McKibben | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

Now that Obama has at least temporarily blocked Keystone XL, now that his team has promised to consider climate change as a factor in any final decision on the pipeline's eventual fate, he can campaign on the issue. And in many ways, it may prove a surprise winner.

Thousands Surround White House

Al Gore | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green
Al Gore

The tar sands are the dirtiest source of liquid fuel on the planet. President Obama should listen to the voices of those outside the White House and block this dirty energy pipeline.

Two Key Climate Decisions Facing President Obama

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

President Obama's decisions on Keystone XL and standards for greenhouse gas emissions from power plants will shape this legacy.

Fake Followers and Twitter Astroturf: It's Sorta Social, Demented and Sad, But Social

Celia Alario | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Celia Alario

I couldn't help but think of that great line from The Breakfast Club when I read that Big Oil has resorted to creating fake Twitter accounts in order to fabricate an illusion of 'grassroots' support for the controversial Keystone pipeline project.