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Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fight Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

Steve Horn | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil obtained from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in North Dakota's Bakken Shale basin, holdouts still remain. Why the delay? Homeland security concerns, claim some companies.

Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"

Steve Horn | Posted 08.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Enbridge's 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline, a Keystone XL "clone," is legally cleared to proceed opening for business in October.

Putting the 'Arab' Back Into Mideast Peace

Shai Franklin | Posted 07.22.2014 | World
Shai Franklin

Arab states have an interest in promoting an Israeli-Palestinian deal, not just to please Washington and not just to distract from the spiraling conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Addressing the Palestinian issue, and accounting for Israel's permanence within the realm of Islam, would bring governments tremendous momentum and finally approach closure on the refugee situation.

Industry Data: Oil-By-Rail in North America Moving at Record Levels

Steve Horn | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

For the 26th week of 2014 (the half year point) in the U.S., 18.5% more tank cars were on the tracks carrying petroleum and/or petroleum products than last year, a total of 15,894 cars.

Recent Federal Court Decision Could Muddy Waters for Keystone XL South, Flanagan South

Steve Horn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) case, judges ruled that a continuous pipeline project cannot be segmented into multiple parts to avoid a comprehensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. This is what Kinder Morgan proposed and did for its Northeast Upgrade Project.

Earth Day Greenwash: API Front Group Iowa Energy Forum Sponsors Pro-Keystone XL Event

Steve Horn | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The political carnival that is the prelude to the Iowa caucuses has started over a year and a half early. At the center of it this time around: a game of political hot potato over the northern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Kate Sheppard

Oil Industry Loves Plan To Lift Ban On Crude Exports

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The oil industry's leading trade group on Tuesday praised Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R) call for a review of the country's effective ...

Big Moves in Hackathon World: Intel Acquires Hacker League

Amy S. Chen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Amy S. Chen

The hackathon realm is buzzing with the news of Intel's acquisition of Hacker League, the internet hub of many hackathons.

China's Airpocalypse Didn't Kill Me, It Only Killed My Spirit

OnEarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
OnEarth

By Mary X. Dennis, OnEarthThere is a moment, as your plane makes its decent into Beijing on a particularly smoggy day, that your heart sinks. As you d...

API Spent $22 Million Lobbying for Keystone XL, State Dept. Contractor ERM an API Member

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

It's important to remember that ERM was chosen on behalf of State by TransCanada itself . Further, one of the ERM employees tasked to conduct the SEIS, as exposed in Mother Jones investigation, is a former TransCanada employee.

New Mexico County First To Ban Fracking Over Water Safety Concerns

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green

Mora County, a conservative ranching community in New Mexico, is the first U.S. county to ban the practice of fracking, according to reports from the ...

Ties That Bind: Ernest Moniz, Keystone XL Contractor, American Petroleum Institute and Fracked Gas

Steve Horn | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

In other words, the gas industry isn't joking about its desires to export shale gas to the global market, despite paying homage to the necessity to frack for "national security" and domestic energy purposes.

Ingenious: iTunes Should Be an API

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

The Internets are abuzz once again with news that Apple will release a new version of iTunes today. But what should it release?

Peter H. Stone

As The World Burns, Top Oil Lobbyist Primed For Leading Role In A Romney Administration

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter H. Stone | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several dozen of K Street’s powerful trade group leaders and lobbyists flocked early this summer to the American Petroleum Institute's...

California Strips 23 Schools Of API Rankings For Cheating

Posted 10.29.2012 | Education

The California Department of Education has stripped nearly two dozen schools of a key state ranking as a result of cheating among educators and irregu...

Andrei Scheinkman

Announcing the HuffPost Pollster API

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrei Scheinkman | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

As the presidential race heats up, Americans are increasingly turning to political polls to try to understand the current opinions of the electorate. ...

Arab Peace Initiative: 10 Years Later

James Zogby | Posted 05.24.2012 | World
James Zogby

We recognize the challenges we face, but know that for there to be peace, there must be a constituency that supports and advocates for peace. And we remain committed to working toward that goal.

Energy Voters as a Political Power

Peter Gardett | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business
Peter Gardett

Americans are accustomed to identity politics; can their identity as energy workers, producers and consumers outweigh other political identities?

API Ad Spoof: 'I Vote For Spilling'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 01.06.2012 | Green

Will you vote 4 energy? A new Greenpeace video spoof suggests citizens should think twice about the latest ad campaign from the American Petroleum Ins...

API's Next Sham Campaign

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Today the American Petroleum Institute launched its latest attack on our great nation with their "Vote 4 Energy" or "I vote" campaign.

Group Video Conferencing Emerges for Publishers from TokBox

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK via TokBox  -- TokBox, the San Francisco-based group video chat company, has shuttered its consumer product and is put...

Happy Holidays

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

As another year comes to an end, I hope that you and your family and friends enjoy a happy, healthy holiday season and prosperous new year. As Mayor,...

M-Commerce Has Arrived -- Which Retailers Will Win?

Imad Mouline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Imad Mouline

This holiday season, more than half of consumers say they will do some form of shopping on their smartphone or mobile device. M-commerce has officially arrived.

Lucia Graves

WATCH: Iraq Vet's Brother Blames Big Oil For His Death In New Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new ad launched Wednesday calls on Americans not to believe Big Oil's lies -- or, more directly, their lobbying efforts. The new $100,000 national c...

A 20-Year History of Climate Denial Industry

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

Greenpeace released a terrific report today on the 20-year campaign by polluters to mislead the public by creating the climate denial industry.