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Oil Pipeline from Hell

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.03.2016 | Books
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Obama's turning down the pipeline in November 2015 was no more than a blip, a "small victory," in a protracted future war. This meant a future "with far fewer fossil fuels."

'Green News Report' -- November 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.24.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A carbon tax is coming for Alberta's dirty tar sands; Obama says U.N. cli...

Portlanders and Mayor Charlie Hales: World Leaders on Climate Change

Daphne Wysham | Posted 11.17.2016 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Will some follow Portlanders' lead, and agree to put an end to new fossil fuel infrastructure in their city's limits, too? It's hard to say, just yet. But if this happens, we might actually look back on Portland.

2 Billion Reasons Tar Sands Won't Move By Rail After Keystone XL's Rejection

Anthony Swift | Posted 11.09.2016 | Green
Anthony Swift

Rail is too expensive and logistically challenging to take the place of pipelines and support expanded tar sands production. Tar sands oil is some of the most expensive in the world to produce - and shipping crude by rail to the Gulf costs twice as much as by pipeline.

Keystone XL Looking More Unlikely Than Ever, Despite House Vote to Approve This Dirty Energy Project

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 03.11.2015 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

The Keystone XL vote is just the first in what the Republican Congressional leadership has promised will be a series of attacks on our health and environment. It is more important than ever that the Administration move forward with its clean power pla.

Why It Is Time to Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not a jobs program. It is not an economic development program. It brings risk to our farmers in the heartland and the health of communities across the country threatened by climate change. It is time to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline once and for all.

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

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 01.18.2015 | 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, extending...

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 | 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, 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.