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Keystone XL Review Extended, Delaying Final Decision Until After 2014 Elections

Steve Horn | Posted 04.18.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Reuters and Politico broke a major story today that TransCanada's northern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will not be decided on until after the 2014 mid-term elections.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Again Delays Keystone XL Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration is delaying a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline to gain clarity on the pipeline's proposed route through N...

Climate Change This Week: Super Cheap Solutions, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 17 2014 How unusua...

Jimmy Carter Urges Obama To Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday announced his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, joining a group of Nobel laureates urging President B...

LOOK: Opponents Carve Massive Anti-Keystone Message Into Field

AP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

In this photo provided by Lou Dematteis, a huge crop art image protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipline covers an 80-acre cornfield outside of Ne...

Climate Change This Week: The Ultimate Reality Series, Zombie Oil, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 9, 2014 How unusua...

Senate Democrats Urge Obama To Approve Keystone XL

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the...

Dems Press Obama To Make Tough Decision

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - Eleven U.S. Democratic senators on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to...

ANR Pipeline: Introducing TransCanada's Keystone XL for Fracking

Steve Horn | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog When most environmentalists and folks who follow pipeline markets think of TransCanada, they think of the proposed north...

Climate Change This Week: Major Climate Change Report, Moves on Methane, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 3, 2014 How unusua...

Climate Change This Week: Clean Energy Calls, Science Signals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.28.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 27 2014 4 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate chang...

Follow the Money: Three Energy Export Congressional Hearings, Climate Undiscussed

Steve Horn | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-posted from DeSmogBlog In light of ongoing geopolitical tensions in Russia, Ukraine and hotly contested Crimea, three (yes, three!) U.S. Congre...

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.

Climate Change This Week: Galloping Glaciers, Climate Criminals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 20 2014 How unusua...

Despite Keystone XL Opposition, Some Landowners Grow Apathetic

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the lin...

A Gutsy Group Pulled Off A Bold Stunt In The Hopes That The Government Will Actually Listen

Upworthy | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

2 million public comments were submitted to the State Department against the Keystone XL pipeline. So these folks decided to make sure those comments ...

Climate Change This Week: A Rising Sea, Rising Voices, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 13 2014 How unusua...

Beyond The Hype, Keystone Would Yield Few Permanent Jobs

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green

(Changes language in graf 37 to Levi "has written'" from Levi "said;" recasts graph 38 to show that Levi was critiquing Perryman analysis of oil pri...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Dems Introduce Longshot Bills To Tackle Keystone Pipeline Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced two bills on Thursday related to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The first would require any oil...

Chamber Of Commerce Witness Dodges Questions On Whether Climate Change Is Real

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Karen Alderman Harbert, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy testified at a hearing of the Senate...

Kate Sheppard

'I Don't Think We Have To Fear The Canadian Mounties Coming And Circling'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing Thursday to consider whether approval of Keystone XL, the proposed 1,660-mile pipe...

Gen. Jim Jones Didn't Disclose Industry Ties Before Testimony at Keystone XL Hearing

Steve Horn | Posted 03.13.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The irony of it all: Jones may have drawn more attention to his testimony by not disclosing his ties than he would have by being transparent about them up-front, as required by the House.

Kate Sheppard

Another Firm That Evaluated Keystone Pipeline Had Ties To TransCanada

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The contractor that evaluated greenhouse gas emissions for the State Department's Keystone XL report is the latest company to come under...

Why Nearly 400 Students Were Willingly Arrested

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 03.12.2014 | College

Tulane University senior Nick Stracco was one of nearly 400 students to be arrested last week outside of the White House, and he was happy to do so. ...

It's Not About the Pipe

Michael Brune | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

In this first-ever national debate over a pipeline, the arguments are getting heated. So maybe it's a good time to take a couple of steps back to remind ourselves why we care. Just why is this pipeline such a big deal? That question has several answers, but they start with this: It's not about the pipe. It's about what the pipe would carry.