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Environmental Impact Statement

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

Steve Horn | Posted 06.25.2014 | 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.

Kate Sheppard

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

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

Kate Sheppard

Senators: Keystone Report 'Woefully Inadequate' In Gauging Health Risks

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer (Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) are calling on the Obama administration to evaluate the potential ...

The Choice That Will Define Obama's Environmental Legacy

John Fiege | Posted 04.21.2014 | 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.

State Department Keystone XL Study Done by Oil Industry-Connected Firm with Big Tobacco, Fracking Ties

Steve Horn | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Flying in the face of the slew of scientific studies both on the harms of burning tar sands and on the KXL itself, State determined that laying down the pipeline is environmentally sound.

Judge Revokes USDA Approval Of Genetically Modified Sugar Beets, Orders Review

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has revoked the government's approval of genetically altered sugar beets until regulators complete a more thorou...

Bring Back Urban Impact Statements

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Bringing Urban and Community Impact Analysis programs back would be a significant step towards unearthing the already existent hidden federal urban agenda.