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Without Keystone, Oil Trains Could Cause 6 Deaths A Year

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green

Feb 3 (Reuters) - Replacing the Keystone XL pipeline with oil-laden freight trains from Canada may result in an average of six addit...

How the Media Rushed to Judgement on the Keystone XL Review

Daniel Kessler | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green
Daniel Kessler

The media must report that we can reduce our carbon pollution. They must say that we are transitioning to cleaner energy. In fact, that we must speed that transition or situations like the drought in California will be routine, not exceptions.

Chris Hayes's Searing Comment About Obama

Posted 02.01.2014 | Media

Chris Hayes employed a lengthy metaphor when discussing the controversial Keystone pipeline on his Friday show, saying President Obama has been like a...

John Kerry vs. Hillary Clinton On The Keystone XL Report

Eric Zuesse | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

The new XL report from Kerry's State Department was issued on a Friday night like Clinton's was, in order for it to be buried in the weekend's news, like Clinton's was. It is not quite such a fake as Clinton's were.

Obama's Keystone Pipeline Dilemma: Running Out Of Reasons To Say No

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is running out of reasons to say no to Keystone XL, the proposed oil pipeline that's long been looming over...

Obama and Keystone XL: Which Future Will He Choose?

Noah Greenwald | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

It's time for the president to decide which side he's on -- and whether he really meant what he said about finally having the courage to face the climate crisis head-on.

Next Up for Keystone XL: The Question of National Interest Will Show That the Tar Sands Pipeline Must Be Rejected

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Let's review how completely this dirty energy project fails the national interest test on a few critical points.

Kate Sheppard

Report Lends Support To Keystone XL Pipeline Approval | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The State Department released a new environmental analysis of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday that increases the likelihood ...

Keystone Clears Big Hurdle

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental obje...

The Climate Post: Obama Promises Strong Action on Climate Change, Energy Independence in State of the Union Address

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

In his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama took just 5 minutes of the 65-minute speech to cover energy and environment issues. He ...

Climate Change This Week: Banking On Clean Energy, Breathing China's Pollution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 29 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

Keystone Review Will Probably Disappoint Environmentalists

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

By Lesley Wroughton and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department is poised to issue an environmental review...

State of the Union Speech Sets the Stage for International Climate Leadership and Cooperation

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

There is a gridlock in the U.S. Congress, and many wonder what it means for climate action. There is a lot that the President can do under existing U.S. law to fight climate change, and that is the commitment he made very clear in the State of the Union.

The Keystone Principle: Stop Making Climate Disruption Worse

KC Golden | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
KC Golden

What will we say to the prospective victims of still-preventable climate disasters -- the world's kids, and our own? Defying the Keystone Principle and approving the pipeline would be like saying "Sorry, you're out of luck. We will use our time and our money to make the crisis unsolvable."

'Green News Report' - January 28, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Keystone XL Is a Sucker's Deal for America -- And a Steal for Foreign Oil Interests

Tom Steyer | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Tom Steyer

Apparently, Big Oil lobbyists and politicians take Americans for a bunch of suckers. Here's the truth: Keystone XL won't make America energy independent. It will threaten our land and livelihoods to pump Canadian tar sands' heavy crude through America and out to foreign countries, like China.

Is Canada Being Jerked Around Over the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Tom King | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Tom King

On Friday's Washington Post editorial page, Charles Krauthammer told President Obama to "stop jerking Canada around" regarding the Keystone XL pipeline.

What Obama Probably Won't Mention In The State Of The Union

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics

* President wrestling with complex political calculus * Petroleum group expects State Department report within days * F...

Fixing Old Water and Gas Pipelines Would Create Far More Jobs Than Building Keystone XL

Brendan Smith | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Brendan Smith

If job creation is our primary goal, then politicians should pivot away from the Keystone XL pipeline and toward repairs to existing pipeline infrastructure. This is how President Obama -- and the whole country -- can get out of the Keystone jam.

Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Reportedly Expected By June

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration will make its final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline by early summer, the Wall Street Journal reports. The proposed p...

The Climate Post: Obama Doesn't Need Congress to Move Forward on Clean Energy

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

A week before President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, a new report says Obama could advance key measures of his Climate Action Plan with ...

Backers: Report On Rail Risks Boosts Keystone XL

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the lo...

Climate Change This Week: Faster Heating, A Stitch in Time, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

A Power Outage in the White House?

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

Is climate change too much of a psychological challenge for the president? Is it simply too much for him to confront the near-almighty power of the fossil fuel industry and the Republican (and some Democratic) politicians who are that industry's acolytes?

Grassroots: Why the Startup of Keystone XL South Makes Us Stronger

Maya Lemon | Posted 01.22.2014 | Green
Maya Lemon

Keystone XL South cuts through my community and puts my home and family in danger. The things I should write feel too painful and don't offer comfort or encouragement. The story I need to write therefore centers on this tiny clump of grass and the roots I cannot see.