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New Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Permit Rejected by Nebraska Residents

Rocky Kistner | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The Keystone XL pipeline has become a red-hot lightning rod for politicians pushing Big Oil's misinformation campaign of hugely inflated jobs numbers and their specious arguments about national security. The truth is this is about oil industry profits and political gamesmanship, pure and simple.

TransCanada Applies For New Keystone XL Permit

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green

* TransCanada submits Presidential permit application * Company to outline new Nebraska route later * Pipeline was put o...

Keystone XL Likely Dead

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Daniel J. Graeber

Critics of U.S. domestic energy policy are trying to maneuver the Keystone XL oil pipeline past the Oval Office, but in the long shadow of the Keystone XL pipeline project are a series of domestic oil pipelines that could make Keystone redundant by the time it goes into service in 2015.

Obama's March Madness

Michael Brune | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Spring is in the air -- but has the president really fallen madly in love with dirty energy? As usual, the answer is complicated.

The Keystone XL Zombie Rises

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Jamie Henn

The fight against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is starting to feel more like a bad horror movie everyday. Just when you think our heroes have struck a fateful blow, out comes a hand from the soil. "The zombie lives!"

Joshua Hersh

Keystone XL Contract Reveals More Evidence Of Conflict Of Interest | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.09.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The contract assigning a third-party company to investigate the environmental impacts of the Keystone XL project adds to questions about...

Keystone XL vs. High Speed Rail -- Tale of Two Job Creators

John DeCock | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
John DeCock

An honest dialogue about energy, jobs, infrastructure and our common responsibility to protect global resources would result in a very different choice of which job creation project makes the most sense.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Won't Ease Gas Prices; Senate Must Reject It

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Pipeline supporters and their allies in Congress are trying to capitalize on rising gas prices by claiming the pipeline would lower prices at the pump. That is patently false.

An Anti-Worker Union

Ken Blackwell | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Ken Blackwell

Union leaders supporting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline understand that supporting jobs for their members is the reason the unions exist, not to join with the enemy and fight against their own members' best interests.

Pipeline Construction May Silence Obama's Critics

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A Canadian company's decision on Monday to proceed with part of a U.S. pipeline might ...

Jennifer Bendery

Keystone XL: White House Backs Portion Of Pipeline That Ships U.S. Oil Overseas | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is throwing its support behind a decision by TransCanada to build a portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, even though the...

Beyond Keystone

Bill McKibben | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

We don't have enough fingers to plug every hole in the dike; we need to change the basic underlying economics, by charging the fossil fuel industry for the damage carbon does in the atmosphere instead of just letting them continue to use the atmosphere as an open sewer for free.

Following SEC Complaint, Greenpeace Asks TransCanada for Honest Keystone XL Jobs Explanation

Philip Radford | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green
Philip Radford

TransCanada has some explaining to do. Greenpeace just sent a letter to TransCanada's CEO, Russ Girling, as well as to the company's board of directo...

TransCanada Extends Keystone XL Schedule Again

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green

* Now sees Keystone XL in service by early 2015 * No date for reapplying for Presidential Permit * Q4 comparable profit ...

24 Hours to Stop the Pipeline - Be the Solution

Robert Redford | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

This dirty, dangerous tar sands pipeline is not in the national interest. It's that simple. And the United States Senate, officials of both parties, need to hear that message loud and clear and fast.

Joshua Hersh

Keystone XL: State Dept. IG Report Isn't Quite The Exoneration It Sounds Like | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The State Department did not improperly conduct its review of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Department's Office of the Inspector General...

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: The Facts Deserve Repeating

Robert Redford | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

The Keystone XL pipeline doesn't deliver on jobs or national security, it jeopardizes public health and safety and the president was right to reject it.

Money for Nothing? TransCanada Blew $1.3 Million on Federal Lobbying for Keystone XL in 2011

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

TransCanada, the pipeline company pushing the recently rejected Keystone XL project, spent $410,000 on federal lobbying during the last three months of 2011 -- a new quarterly high for the company.

Lingering Doubts About Obama's Keystone Pipeline Decision

Carl Safina | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

We need to generate visible public excitement not just about what could be stopped, but about what we need to create, and what can positively be accomplished.

The Keystone Myth

Al Gore | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Al Gore

President Obama made the right call last week when he decided to reject the tar sands pipeline. The State Department, in its Congressional Report debunked the myth that this disastrous project would benefit the US.

Keystone Fight Continues as Obama Administration Touts Need for Energy Policy

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

With the decision to deny the pipeline permit, it was fitting that Secretary of Energy Steven Chu spoke of Obama's plan to reduce oil imports by one-third by 2025, modernize the electric grid, support fuel-efficient vehicles, and invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Examining Obama's Pipeline Decision

Toni Johnson | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Toni Johnson

"The arguments on both sides of the debate have been pretty badly exaggerated. Opponents of the pipeline talk about how it's game over for climate change.... The proponents of the pipeline talk about it as if it would allow the United States to become somehow free of Middle Eastern oil.

Keystone Pipeline Fight Is Not Over

Renee Parsons | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green
Renee Parsons

As Bill McKibben and his environmental supporters bask in a well-deserved satisfaction of the now-infamous Keystone XL pipeline denial, a close reading of the president's statement indicates reason for concern.

The Keystone XL Pipeline Scam

Michael Brune | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

What we're watching unfold in Washington, D.C., is more than just a high-stakes political power play -- it's a scam undertaken by Big Oil's congressional puppets on the orders of oil companies that have billions of dollars at stake.

GOP's Keystone Bait and Switch Will Cost American Consumers

Rep. Gerry Connolly | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Rep. Gerry Connolly

It is not surprising that Republicans have sided with the oil companies, even holding a tax cut hostage to accelerate construction of an oil pipeline which the industry itself acknowledges will increase gas prices for American consumers.