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BP's Lake Michigan Oil Spill: More Mess and Less Transparency From the Refinery Chicagoans Love to Hate

Henry Henderson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The week of the Exxon Valdez disaster anniversary and a week after the Council of Canadians released a report highlighting the threat that tar sands oil imposes on the Great Lakes, BP did what it always does: crapped up Lake Michigan.

The Truth About Tar Sands And Keystone XL

Tom Steyer | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

According to the tar sands lobby, Keystone XL is just another pipeline -- but this couldn't be further from the truth.

Kate Sheppard

Keystone XL Would Have Much Larger Impact Than State Department Suggests, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The State Department's final environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline downplays the significance the pipeline...

Climate Change This Week: Earth's Thermal Shield Melting, Fracking NIMBY, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

The Choice That Will Define Obama's Environmental Legacy

John Fiege | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
John Fiege

Obama's environmental record is mixed, at best, but Keystone XL offers him an opportunity to lead the world toward eliminating carbon pollution and changing the balance of power in the climate crisis. There would certainly be a high political cost to rejecting the pipeline, but that is not a sufficient excuse for a president who cares about his legacy.

Keystone XL: An Environmental Triple Whammy

Dave Pruett | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Dave Pruett

There's a certain level of madness in using ever more extreme technologies to wring ever-dwindling supplies of black gold from Mother Earth. The safest way to insure that one's retirement nest egg lasts a lifetime is to live only on the interest.

Kate Sheppard

Democrats Demand Clarity On Trade Representative's Position On Tar Sands Oil

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- A group of Democratic Senators and House members expressed concern Friday that trade negotiators are trying to undermine fuel standard...

Jared Gilmour

Investors Might Want To Think Twice About The Promise Of Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green

The Keystone XL pipeline could encourage risky investments in the Alberta oil sands, according to a report released Monday by a climate change think t...

Fasting for Climate Justice at the UN Climate Negotiations

Adam Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Adam Greenberg

This fast isn't about us. We're fasting because people are suffering and dying from the impacts of climate change, in the Philippines and all over the world. We're fasting because we can't wait any longer to act.

Petition Urges Obama Strategist To Drop Keystone XL Client

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

A new petition launched by a progressive group is calling on a former communications director and campaign adviser to President Barack Obama to stop h...

The Koch Brothers Could Make $100 Billion If Keystone XL Is Approved

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

Approval of the Keystone XL pipeline could generate $100 billion in profits for billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, according to a report rel...

Has TransCanada Labeled You an "Eco-Terrorist"?

Tom Weis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

We're not easily intimidated. It may have been awhile since we acted like it as a whole, but this is still the land of the free and the home of the brave, and we don't take kindly to outsiders pushing us around.

Frank Giustra, President Bill Clinton's Close Colleague, Joins US Oil Sands Board

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Frank Giustra - key power broker and close colleague of former President Bill Clinton - has taken a seat on the Board of Directors of U.S. Oil Sands, an Alberta-based company aiming to develop tar sands deposits in Utah's Uintah Basin.

First Photos From the Ride for Mother Earth

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

On Sunday, September 29, allies and supporters of the Ride for Mother Earth met for a drum ceremony and blessing at the Superior Wisconsin terminal of...

Kate Sheppard

Top U.S. Trade Official Pushes Back Against EU Carbon Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

Building the Keystone XL pipeline is only part of the equation. Once the Canadian tar sands are pumped and piped to refineries on the Gulf Coast, the ...

Farah Mohamed

Keystone XL Pipeline Protesters To Obama: 'No Planet Drama'

HuffingtonPost.com | Farah Mohamed | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Despite the gray skies in Washington on Saturday, more than 100 protesters carrying handmade signs showed up in Lincoln Park to call on ...

Why Keystone Flunks the Climate Test

Michael Brune | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

In June Obama said he will not approve the pipeline if it would significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. Today the Sierra Club, Oil Change International, and 13 partner groups have released a report that settles the issue: Keystone XL would be a climate disaster.

State Department Sit-in: 'Keep the Tar Sands Where They Are -- Climate Change Has Gone Too Far!'

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

More than 70,000 people have signed a Pledge to Resist with nonviolent civil disobedience if the Pipeline is approved, and this action was "early warning" of our readiness to carry out that commitment.

Energy East Pipeline Is No Magical Oil Sands Solution

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Rubin

If Energy East were displacing expensive imported fuel with a cheaper home grown alternative that would be one thing. But that's not the case.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Flat Out Fails President's Common-sense Climate Test

Robert Redford | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

We would have to park every single car in America for a full year to make up for the carbon pollution the tar sands pipeline would dump into our atmosphere. Everybody in favor, raise your hand.

Lynne Peeples

The Other Tar Sands: Utahans Protest Overlooked U.S.-Based Operation

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green

While record numbers of protesters were chaining themselves to construction equipment earlier this week along the Oklahoma segment of the Keystone XL ...

How Is Anita Dunn Like Roose Bolton of Game of Thrones?

Daniel Kessler | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Daniel Kessler

A few weeks back, for fun, I created the Game of Thrones to Keystone XL converter. After watching Sunday's "Red Wedding" episode it's obvious that I ...

Lynne Peeples

A Line In The Oil Sands: 'By Gosh, Isn't Our Health Worth More Than Any Damn OIl?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

Raymond Ladouceur remembers when he could dip a cup into the Athabasca River for a drink. He remembers when the trout and muskrats were plentiful -- a...

The Ill Logic of Keystone XL

Kelly Rigg | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Carbon logic dictates that if President Obama is at all serious about addressing climate change, he must help put an end to Canada's tar sands folly, ...

Your Game of Thrones to Keystone XL converter

Daniel Kessler | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Daniel Kessler

He wants to do what's right on climate, but the White Walkers are filling his head with bad thoughts. What if the Republicans come after me for not being pro oil? What if gas prices spike and I get blamed? Get real, sir, the White Walkers are coming for you no matter what.