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TransCanada's Self-Inflicted, Possibly Fatal Keystone XL Blunder

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Even for those who support the KXL pipeline, would anybody be willing to stand behind a high-risk, badly built one? Let alone one designed to shuttle dirty tar sands crude to Gulf Coast refineries and export terminals, which would raise gas prices at home.

An Open Letter to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Anne Dilenschneider

Dear Editor, Now that you have interviewed Mr. Corey Goulet, TransCanada's president for Keystone Projects, and the South Dakota Public Utilities hea...

Kate Sheppard

TransCanada Argues That Recent Emissions Commitments Build The Case For Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- TransCanada, the company seeking to build the controversial pipeline that would carry oil from Alberta to refineries in Texas, is leanin...

Appeals Court Rules Keystone XL South Approval Was Legal, Lifting Cloud Over TransCanada

Steve Horn | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

In a 3-0 vote, the U.S. Appeals Court for the Tenth Circuit has ruled that the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline was permitted in a lawful manner by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

A New Dark Age

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Parenti's observation summed up a deep sense of puzzled frustration I've been feeling for a long time, which has been growing in intensity since the Reagan era and even more so since 9/11 and the unleashed Bush agenda.

The Environment in 2025: News Flash, Direct from the Future!

Karel Mayrand | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Karel Mayrand

It is no longer possible for us to avoid an inescapable decline of the biosphere, and that our civilization must prepare itself to face major transformations, both environmental and economic.

How Energy Industry Benefited From Keystone XL Veto

Kevin Price | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Kevin Price

With the announcement that Obama vetoed the Keystone Pipeline XL, there was a great deal of moaning in the energy industry. However, when you look at the simple economics, it is obvious there was also a collective sigh of relief.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Fails To Override Obama's Keystone Veto

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate tried, but failed, to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill, The Third Veto Of HIs Presidency

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama formally vetoed legislation authorizing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, the latest devel...

TransCanada To Seek U.S. Approval For Another Pipeline

AP | By BLAKE NICHOLSON and JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Canadian company behind the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline will seek U.S. government approval for another pipeline ...

We Hold These Truths to Be Inconvenient

Dave Helfert | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Dave Helfert

The Congressional Republicans' willingness to turn their backs on the "sanctity" of private property rights demonstrates a lack of genuine belief in anything beyond "feed the kitty." You'd think Democrats would be on this like a chicken on a June bug.

What About Keystone South?

Tom Weis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

We cannot let up until Keystone North is vanquished, but all signs continue to point to the president nixing TransCanada's cross-border permit. The latest flashing sign is a White House promise to veto a Keystone pipeline bill just passed by Congress.

Kate Sheppard

Nebraska Judge Halts Eminent Domain For Keystone Pipeline Route

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green

A Nebraska judge has issued a temporary injunction barring TransCanada from using eminent domain to force landowners to sell rights allowing the propo...

A Bad Deal: TransCanada Can't Change the Facts About Keystone XL

Tom Steyer | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Tom Steyer

As approval of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline appears to be resting on extremely thin ice, TransCanada on Wednesday announced they would be entering the oil-by-rail business to help further their tar sands investments.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Comments Challenge State Department Conclusions On Keystone's Climate Impacts

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued comments on the State Department’s environmental analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline, stat...

Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL

Steve Horn | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On January 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Enbridge a controversial Nationwide Permit 12 green-light for its proposed Line 78 pipeline, set to bring heavy tar sands diluted bitumen ("dilbit") from Pontiac, Illinois to its Griffith, Indiana holding terminal.

Native Americans and Supporters Fight Keystone XL Pipeline With Spirit Camp

Katie Scarlett Brandt | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Katie Scarlett Brandt

"This isn't just Indians, it's the whole planet. We're all connected. What we're made of here goes clear to the end of this universe," Fielder says.

Kate Sheppard

TransCanada Uses Eminent Domain To Finish Nebraska Land Acquisition

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

TransCanada, the company seeking to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, said Tuesday it has filed papers in Nebraska seeking to acquire the ...

Ground Zero for the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Rocky Kistner | Posted 03.15.2015 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The dirty, low-quality crude coming out of the tar sands will affect the world with its carbon emissions. But we should keep in mind that its impact will hit in Alberta first--and hit hard.

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Advances Bill To Approve Keystone Pipeline Despite Obama's Veto Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate advanced legislation Monday night to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, even though President Barack Obama has already said he...

Kate Sheppard

Keystone Opponents Vow The Fight's Not Over In Nebraska

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that the Nebraska Supreme Court has reached a split decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, both sides are girding for the next battle...

Kate Sheppard

House Approves Keystone XL Bill Again, Setting Up Showdown With White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House voted Friday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, setting the stage for a Senate vote next week and a face-off with the White ...

Here's Why Keystone XL Is the Wrong Choice for Our Nation

Robert Redford | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green
Robert Redford

Polluters are fighting hard to get Keystone approved. The oil and gas industry pumped $53.1 million into last year's congressional campaigns--87 percent of which went to Republican candidates. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raked in $608,000 from the industry for his 2014 campaign, and now he is putting Keystone XL at the heart of his big polluter agenda. But this isn't just a battle over industry influence. This is a choice about the kind of nation we want to live in. Do we want to live in a country where expert reviews don't matter and industry profits trump our families' health? Do we want to lock ourselves into a fuel that generates 17 percent more climate change pollution than crude oil and makes our children more vulnerable to extreme weather? Or do we want something better?

Kate Sheppard

Senate Democrats Plot To Impede GOP's Keystone Pipeline Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The newly-weakened Senate Democratic caucus is trying to muster all the opposition it can to the impending vote on the Keystone XL pip...

State Department Keystone XL Contractor ERM Bribed Chinese Agency to Permit Project

Steve Horn | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

ERM Group, the consultancy selected by TransCanada to conduct the environmental review for Keystone XL's northern leg on behalf of the U.S. State Department, once bribed a Chinese official to ram through major pieces of an industrial development project. ERM was tasked to push through the project in Hangzhou Bay, located near Shanghai.