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Despite Uniting Behind Obama, Unions Face Bitter Divisions

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unions may be united in working to re-elect President Barack Obama, but their leaders also are trying to repair bitter divisions over hi...

Unions Bitterly Divided Over Pipeline

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unions may be united in working to re-elect President Barack Obama, but their leaders also are trying to repair bitter divisions o...

Joshua Hersh

Keystone XL Contract Reveals More Evidence Of Conflict Of Interest | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.09.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The contract assigning a third-party company to investigate the environmental impacts of the Keystone XL project adds to questions about...

Republicans Rejected By Senate

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

By JOAN LOWY, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The Senate killed Republican-backed attempts to overturn several of President Barack Obama's environme...

Another Keystone XL Victory

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

A year ago almost no one had heard of the pipeline. Even four months ago, a poll of 300 "energy insiders" still found 97 percent predicting it would get its permit. But it didn't -- TransCanada can of course re-apply, but that will be another battle, down the road.

Lucia Graves

Keystone XL Bill Thwarted By Senate Dems | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday narrowly rejected a GOP provision to fast-track the construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. The amend...

Senate To Vote On Keystone Plans

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

* Senator says exports of oil, fuels could hurt U.S. * Competing Republican amendment would approve Keystone * Both amen...

DEBATE: Should The Keystone Pipeline Be Allowed In The U.S.?

Posted 03.05.2012 | Green

Should the Keystone XL pipeline project be permitted in the U.S.? The proposed pipeline -- which would travel from Alberta's tar sands oil deposits...

TransCanada Opens Bidding On New Facility

AP | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Pipeline operator TransCanada Corp. said Thursday that it has opened bidding for parties to sign binding commitments for use...

Far From D.C., Michigan Residents Fight Their Own Tar Sands Pipeline Battles

Rocky Kistner | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The national political fight over the Keystone XL pipeline is a long ways off for people of this central Michigan community. But in some ways, it's as close as the icy rapids of the Kalamazoo River, a natural treasure that 20 months later still remains off limits along a 40-mile stretch.

An Anti-Worker Union

Ken Blackwell | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Ken Blackwell

Union leaders supporting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline understand that supporting jobs for their members is the reason the unions exist, not to join with the enemy and fight against their own members' best interests.

The Keystone XL Pipeline and the Sandhills of Nebraska

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Lisa Dale Norton

It goes against everything Nebraskans know to be true: you don't take the land of U.S. citizens for the profit of a foreign corporation, and you don't mess with the Ogallala Aquifer.

Boehner Raises Heat On Obama Over Controversial Issue

Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

The top Republican in Congress wrote to President Barack Obama on Tuesday to urge him to "change course" and approve a controversial oil pipeline,...

Pipeline Construction May Silence Obama's Critics

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A Canadian company's decision on Monday to proceed with part of a U.S. pipeline might ...

Jennifer Bendery

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

TransCanada To Begin Building U.S. Pipeline

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 04.28.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday welcomed a Canadian company's plan to build an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas after President Barack...

CNN Founder Speaks Out

AP | Posted 04.26.2012 | Media

RAPID CITY, South Dakota (AP) — CNN founder Ted Turner is opposing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would be built close to his b...

Beyond Keystone

Bill McKibben | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

We don't have enough fingers to plug every hole in the dike; we need to change the basic underlying economics, by charging the fossil fuel industry for the damage carbon does in the atmosphere instead of just letting them continue to use the atmosphere as an open sewer for free.

Boehner's Plan To Win 2012 Elections Hides In His Coat Pocket

Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

By Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON--Tucked in his left breast-coat pocket where he can pull it out to wave before TV cameras is amm...

Will Natural Gas Become the 'Achilles' Heel' of Our Country?

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

When you base your entire economy on an energy-intensive system and then rely on nonrenewable fossil fuels to support it -- and allow elected officials to be bought by the industry -- no doubt communities will suffer and the rights of people will fall to the bottom of the priority list.

Over 600,000 Messages Against Keystone XL Flood the Senate

Bill McKibben | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

I wish we were still in the good old days of telegrams, because this would look like a Jimmy Stewart movie, with Western Union boys hauling bales of paper into Senate offices. Good environmentalists, we'll deliver dozens of jump drives to the leadership later today.

Bill McKibben Warns Colbert: 'The XL Pipeline May Be Coming Back'

Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

Environmental activist Bill McKibben appeared on "The Colbert Report" Monday night to discuss the Keystone XL pipeline. In January, President Obama...

24 Hours to Stop the Pipeline - Be the Solution

Robert Redford | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

This dirty, dangerous tar sands pipeline is not in the national interest. It's that simple. And the United States Senate, officials of both parties, need to hear that message loud and clear and fast.

Keystone XL: Time for the Senate to Show Some Courage

Bill McKibben | Posted 04.12.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

We've been to jail, we've marched on Washington; this week it's pixels and keystrokes. This electronic blitz is an effort to show Congress that there's support out there for doing the right thing.

Voters Want Obama's Clean Energy Plan

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

In order to win on clean energy, candidates can't just name check the issue. They have to lead on it. They have to offer a vision for America's clean energy future, and they have to do it before their opponents frame the issue for them.