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TransCanada's Next Move After Keystone XL: Flood Mexico with Fracked Gas With State Department Help

Steve Horn | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

TransCanada, the owner of the recently-nixed northern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, has won a bid from Mexico's government to build a 155-mile pipeline carrying gas from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the United States to Mexico's electricity grid.

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A very bad week for fossil fuels: Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline; ...

XL: Obama Takes the Fall for Hillary

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 11.07.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

The rejection of the Keyston XL Pipeline revealed not only the gigantic chasm between environmentalists and industry, it also laid bare the ugly side of American politics where common sense often dies a slow, painful death.

Native American Spirit Camp Reacts to Obama's Keystone Pipeline Decision

Katie Scarlett Brandt | Posted 11.06.2015 | Green
Katie Scarlett Brandt

As President Barack Obama announced a formal rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline this morning, Leota Eastman Iron Cloud stood in Alaska, crying.

'Green News Report' - November 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koch Brothers claim they are environmental stewards; New legislation to...

State Department Rejects TransCanada's Request To Pause Keystone XL Review

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Wednesday rejected developer TransCanada's request that it halt its review of the Keystone XL pipeline.  T...

'Green News Report' - November 3, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.03.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: First-ever hurricane for the nation of Yemen; Hillary Clinton come...

TransCanada Shelves Its U.S. Keystone Application

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

TORONTO (AP) — TransCanada, the company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S Gulf Coast, has asked the U.S. Stat...

Fracking: 'It's Cheaper to Pay a Fine Than Fix a Leak'

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

While members of the House and Senate, as well as Presidential candidates, dither about whether or not climate change is real, folks on the ground are taking matters into their own hands.

Judges Nixing Keystone XL South Cases Had Tar Sands-Related Oil Investments

Steve Horn | Posted 08.14.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On August 4, the U.S. Appeals Court for the 10th Circuit shot down the Sierra Club's petition for rehearing motion for the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline. The decision effectively writes the final chapter of a years-long legal battle in federal courts.

Loving Water and Not Oil Means Standing for Mother Earth

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The summer of 2015 finds Native communities in Minnesota and the Dakotas fighting a multi-front war to protect precious water resources from big oil and uranium mining. There is a compelling Sioux spiritual belief that says tribes have a duty to protect "Unci Maka" for seven generations.

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.