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Powerful Images Show Americans Exercising Their Right To Assemble In 2014

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

Americans gathered across the country this year to make their voices heard on issues ranging from the minimum wage to police brutality, gay marriage a...

Obama Takes A Swing At Keystone Pipeline

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke on the Keystone XL pipeline during his last press conference of the year, saying the project would be "a nominal benefit"...

McConnell Says Keystone Pipeline Will Top Senate Agenda Next Year

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell declared Tuesday that approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in Ja...

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Murder, a Flying Donut, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/RHOI/Rex/AP Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: Thi...

Obama Signals Keystone XL "No" on Colbert Report As Enbridge "KXL Clone" He Permitted Opens

Steve Horn | Posted 12.11.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In his Dec. 8 "Colbert Report" appearance, President Barack Obama gave his strongest signal yet that he may reject a presidential permit authorizing the Alberta to Cushing, Oklahoma northern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

John Kerry Slams Climate Deniers at COP 20, Emphasizes 97 Percent Consensus, Mum on KXL

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 12.12.2014 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

In his speech today, Sec. Kerry was mum about the Keystone XL pipeline decision that his State Department is responsible for making a recommendation to the President on whether to approve or deny.

The Climate Talks Find an Enemy at COP20: The Fossil Fuel Industry

Jamie Henn | Posted 12.12.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

One theme is emerging loud and clear: if the world is serious about addressing the climate crisis, we must get off fossil fuels--completely. This is a new frame for the climate negotiations and it's revolutionary in its implications.

Climate Change This Week: The Munchkin Dilemma, Solar Cash Crop and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.

Hillary Clinton: Protect Obama's Environmental Actions

AP | By DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Steps that President Barack Obama has taken to help the environment must be protected, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clin...

Climate Change This Week: the Pepsi Hijack, Cooling Mirrors, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. An Inspiring Conversation on Addressing Climate Change National Scientific Adviso...

State Department Keystone XL Contractor ERM Bribed Chinese Agency to Permit Project

Steve Horn | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

ERM Group, the consultancy selected by TransCanada to conduct the environmental review for Keystone XL's northern leg on behalf of the U.S. State Department, once bribed a Chinese official to ram through major pieces of an industrial development project. ERM was tasked to push through the project in Hangzhou Bay, located near Shanghai.

Enbridge Search for an Indian Whisperer Is a Pipeline Dream

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

"Enbridge Desperately Seeking Indian Whisperer" is a gentle, humorous approach to a very serious threat to Native culture. The filmmakers pulled off a coup that reveals a side of Indian humor that most whites never see.

Climate Change This Week: Lightning Increasing, Solar Cloth, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stephen Colbert takes the Polar Plunge here, highlighting the dim lights who don't ...

Slackers at the Chalkboard

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

If you abuse someone no matter what he does, he might as well stand his ground. That is what our 44th president, at long last, appears to be doing.

Tar Sands End Runs

Michael Brune | Posted 11.21.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

There's no good reason to support Canadian tar sands expansion, much less allow more dirty tar sands oil into our country. Even though everything about tar sands oil is destructive, dirty, and dangerous, oil companies (and their champions on the Hill) are determined to bring as much of it as they can across our border, even if it means bending, breaking, or changing the rules.

Jason Linkins

Thus Endeth Mary Landrieu's Keystone Pipeline Theatrics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

The Keystone pipeline, which would funnel the spoils of Canadian tar sands to refineries in Texas if it were a thing that actually existed, currently ...

Most Americans Support Keystone XL Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

A bill to force authorization of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the Senate on Tuesday, but most Americans support the proposal, according to a Huf...

Mary Landrieu Faces Tougher Re-Election Following Keystone Vote

AP | MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A failed effort to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress behind her, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu now f...

Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export? Probably. Follow the Oiltanking.

Steve Horn | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Bill sponsor U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and supporter U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) both stood on the Senate floor and said Keystone XL is not an export pipeline in the minutes leading up to the bill's failure.

Kate Sheppard

Landrieu's Keystone XL Hail Mary Falls Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- After six days of political wrangling and vote-whipping, the Senate failed to pass a bill on Tuesday forcing authorization of the Keys...

President Barack Obama vs. His Conscience: Why His Veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Symbol That Matters

Julie Bergman Sender | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Julie Bergman Sender

The Keystone XL Pipeline debate is being called bad political theater as a way to discredit it and label it as just a symbolic fight. These are the times when presidential power can really mean something.

Keystone XL Pipeline Chances Dim In Senate

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

By Timothy Gardner and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Keystone XL supporters in the U.S. Senate faced tough odds on Tue...

America's Disastrous History of Pipeline Accidents Shows Why the Keystone Vote Matters

Noah Greenwald | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

So what would happen if Keystone XL is built? The U.S. State Department estimates Keystone XL could spill up to 100 times during its lifetime.

Climate Change This Week: A BIG Climate Pact, Cheap US Solar Soon All Over, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...

5 Reasons the Senate Must Protect Our Communities from the Keystone XL Pipeline

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This bill would bypass essential reviews, skip safety assessments, and fast track a dangerous project. This has sweeping implications for future generations. And yet it is entangled in the politics of the moment.