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Labor Day News Dump: FERC Hands Enbridge Permit for Tar Sands by Rail Facility

Steve Horn | Posted 11.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On the Friday before Labor Day -- in the form of an age-old "Friday News Dump" -- the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) handed a permit to Enbridge, the tar sands-carrying corporate pipeline giant, to open a tar sands-by-rail facility in Flanagan, Ill. by early-2016.

State Dept. Overseers of Contentious Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Workaround Have Industry, Torture Ties

Steve Horn | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and other green groups recently revealed that pipeline giant Enbridge ...

Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"

Steve Horn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Enbridge's 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline, a Keystone XL "clone," is legally cleared to proceed opening for business in October.

US Court Denies Halt on Pipeline Set to Replace Keystone XL Northern Half

Steve Horn | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

That 600-mile long, 600,000 barrels per day proposed line runs from Flanagan, Illinois - located in the north central part of the state -- down to Cushing, Oklahoma, dubbed the "pipeline crossroads of the world."

What If LeBron James Was a Global Warming-Denying Sock Puppet?

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

With the popularity of LeBron James' televised special, The Decision, to announce his choice of a new team, we decided to use the same format to put Dirty the Global Warming Denying Sock Puppet on the spot.

The Time is Now. We Can Wait No Longer

Gloria Reuben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gloria Reuben

Everything that has happened recently couldn't make it clearer. We have got to start weaning ourselves off fossil fuels.

Weekly Mulch: Oil Spill Could Bring Mass Extinction to the Gulf Coast

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger A cap placed over a severed pipe is siphoning some oil from the broken BP well in the Gulf Coast, the compan...

Pakistan Regains Buner From Taliban: Military

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistani troops have regained control of the strategic town of Buner from the Taliban in the country's North West Frontier Province, a military spoke...

Pakistani Casualties In U.S. Drone Strike Rises

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The number killed in a suspected US missile strike in northwest Pakistan rose to 24 on Friday, most of them Taliban militants, according to local offi...

Alamzeb Khan, Pakistan Nationalist Politician, Assassinated In Peshawar

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
GroundReport

Published by GroundReport.com, the global citizen media platform covering world news from the ground up. by Shah Zaman Khan PESHAWAR-- Pakistan Na...

Taliban Destroy Girls' Education, Pakistan Is Powerless

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Jan 28 (IPS) - "My school was destroyed by (Pakistani) Taliban. I won't be able to go back to it," says Sumaira bibi, a grade 5 student fr...

Pakistan's Tribal Areas 'Radicalized As Never Before'

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The relative calm in Iraq in recent months, combined with the drama of the US elections, has managed to distract attention from the catastrophe that i...

Militants Launch Attack In Pakistan, 46 Taliban Killed

Daily Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR: At least 40 Taliban were killed and scores of others wounded in Mohmand Agency on Sunday as paramilitary troops repulsed a pre-dawn attack b...

"This Is Reality" Takes On the Clean Coal Lie

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Brewer

Big Coal has spent more than Tobacco did making us think cigarettes were ok, to make us believe the "Saudi Arabia of coal" - the United States - will lead a clean, prosperous future.