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Jennifer Bendery

Keystone XL: White House Backs Portion Of Pipeline That Ships U.S. Oil Overseas

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Get It Done! Youth to UN on Internationally Binding Climate Treaty

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

As the sun had risen in Durban, the Durban Platform was passed at the COP 17. Yet in a replay of Copenhagen two years ago, backroom texts emerged at the 11th hour and the process was thrown into disarray.

Hillary Clinton's Keystone XL Crony Lobbyists Problem

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Hillary Clinton and the State Department have the final word on whether to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, unless Obama intervenes. The influence of industry lobbyists connected to Clinton is finally getting some media attention, but there is more to this story.

Lucia Graves

Groups Sue To Block Construction Of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Environmental groups filed suit against the Obama administration on Wednesday, alleging that U.S. federal officials illegally allowed wo...

Lucia Graves

Keystone XL: Environmentalists Seek Probe Of Pipeline Lobbyist's Activities

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Environmentalists on Tuesday called on the Department of Justice to investigate a Canadian oil lobbyist who failed to disclose his statu...

Lucia Graves

Green Groups: Keystone XL Pipeline Obama's 'Biggest Climate Test'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In a boost for grassroots efforts pressuring the Obama administration to block approval of TransCanada's Keystone XL oil pipeline, the h...

As Debt Talks Crescendo, Let's Not Give the World Bank a Free Ride

Michelle Chan | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green
Michelle Chan

You would think that the Obama administration and Congress would want to make sure that the money they spend is spent wisely. That certainly doesn't appear to be the case when it comes to the World Bank Group.

Waking Up to a Nuclear Nightmare

Erich Pica | Posted 09.24.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

The idea that nuclear energy could be a safe solution to the world's energy needs was never more than an empty dream. Clearly, nuclear is just another nightmare problem.

Problems in the Pipeline

Erich Pica | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

The oil industry is pushing the Obama administration to approve a permit for TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. Exploiting the full potential of Canada's tar sands, according to one scientist, could trigger the uncontrollable over-heating of our planet

On the Anniversary of the Bush Tax Cuts, Let's Reinvest in the Future

Michelle Chan | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Michelle Chan

We must end corporate polluters' ability to pawn the true costs of their pollution off on the rest of society. The health care, environmental cleanup, and other costs created by pollution ought to be paid by the polluters.

A Beacon for a Green Future

Andy Atkins | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green
Andy Atkins

It's refreshing to see the UK step in and re-establish international leadership on climate change. The target to halve our emissions by 2025 is the most ambitious in the world.

Hillary Clinton's State Department Sued Over Alleged Tar Sands Lobbyist Contact

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.18.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The suit follows an extensive effort by the environmental groups to seek information about contacts between Clinton and Paul Elliott, a lobbyist for TransCanada Pipelines and the national deputy director of Clinton's presidential run.

People or Polluters: Ending Oil Subsidies

Erich Pica | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

It is indefensible for our federal government to demolish the social safety net while continuing to hand out more than $200 billion in subsidies to environmentally destructive industries.

Plastic Wars: Science Loses in Renewed Campaign Against Plasticizers

Jon Entine | Posted 06.11.2011 | Green
Jon Entine

No science based agency in the US, Europe or elsewhere has found direct links between phthalates and human health. But this doesn't stop some groups from plying on consumer fears.

Don't Jump to Conclusions About Nuclear Reactors: Look at the Facts and Say No

Erich Pica | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

Nuclear proponents' claims that the industry is clean and safe miss the mark. It takes tons of fossil fuels to mine and transport uranium, leading to about 250,000 tons of CO2 each year.

Weekly Mulch: The Sticky Truth about Oil Spills and Tar Sands

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The National Oil Spill Commission released its report on last year's BP oil spill this week. The report la...

The World Bank Steps in to Save the Day??

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Cancún, Mexico - As climate change increases, the World Bank is stepping up its funding for developing nations. On the agenda at this year's COP 16, ...

Why the U.S. Must Show Climate Leadership in Cancún

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

In Cancún, President Obama can actually do something he hasn't been very good at over the last two years: he can be a world leader in the fight against climate change.

Is Obama Worse Than Bush on International Climate?

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

Obama's administration is seeking to undermine the existing international climate regime and replace it with something fundamentally and dangerously weaker.

Another fossil fuel tragedy. Another reason to get to work.

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

Last week's deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California, described by the local fire captain as like "a 747 had landed on us," sends yet anothe...

A Party-Driven Process: Kyoto Protocol? Copenhagen Accord?

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tina Gerhardt

Bonn, Germany -- Already at the last UNFCCC meeting in June, the majority of nations -- aside from airing their grievances over how the negotiating pr...

Five Takeaways From the Senate's Spill Bill

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

Update: Faced with a lack of support, Majority Leader Harry Reid decided today to push a vote on a legislative response to the Deepwater Horizon disas...

Taxing Wall Street Greed to Pay for Global Needs

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

The Investing in Our Future Act would place a tiny levy on a market most Americans don't even think about -- the foreign currency exchange market, where one currency is exchanged for another.

Opposition Builds to Canadian Pipeline for the World's Dirtiest Oil

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erich Pica

Yesterday marked the 80th day that oil has been hemorrhaging into the Gulf of Mexico from the site where BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and took ...

Mexico's Mutant Kernels Ripen After GM Corn Ban Reversed

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jan McGirk

Mexico's first crop of genetically modified maize - due to be harvested later this month - is stoking anxiety about the risks of biotechnology.