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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 04.19.2014 | 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...

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...

XL Pipeline: Sen. Whitehouse and Rep. Waxman Question Koch Bros

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As a writer on environmental issues, as well as a person concerned about the future of the planet, I am anxiously awaiting the decision on the XL pipe...

Chicago Petcoke: Alderman's Shameful Switcheroo Undercuts His Neighbors, the Mayor and the Entire City

Henry Henderson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Pope's move yesterday seems designed to revive the project that neighbors were loudly opposing. And by courting companies like Leucadia, this ordinance would be like setting out a welcome mat for more petcoke.

BP Lake Michigan Oil Spill: Did Tar Sands Spill Into the Great Lake?

Steve Horn | Posted 03.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

With a drinking water source for seven million people at stake, this "tar sands name game" is one with high stakes indeed.

BP Doubles Initial Size Estimate of Lake Michigan Oil Spill

Steve Horn | Posted 03.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Three days after spilling crude oil into Lake Michigan, BP has doubled its spill estimate to between 470 and 1228 gallons. The leak happened at its refinery in Whiting, Ind. Although some of the oil has been cleaned up, it's unclear how much is left in the lake, a drinking water source for about seven million Chicagoans.

Will TransCanada's Cloddishness Kill Keystone?

Mike Casey | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Mike Casey

I've been working to fight the proposed Keystone XL pipeline for four years (one for Tom Steyer). But if I step back from the work for any one organiz...

BP's Lake Michigan Oil Spill: More Mess and Less Transparency From the Refinery Chicagoans Love to Hate

Henry Henderson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The week of the Exxon Valdez disaster anniversary and a week after the Council of Canadians released a report highlighting the threat that tar sands oil imposes on the Great Lakes, BP did what it always does: crapped up Lake Michigan.

A Texas Landowner Stands Tall in the Keystone XL Tar Sands Fight

Rocky Kistner | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Rocky Kistner

After a protracted legal battle and a rash of angry demonstrations and civil disobedience actions along the pipeline route, the southern leg of the Keystone XL is complete, pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude daily from Cushing, OK, to the Gulf -- straight through Julia Trigg Crawford family's farm.

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.

Kate Sheppard

25 Years After Exxon Valdez Spill, Environmental Advocates Say Oil Laws Outdated

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Prince William Sound has not fully recovered. Oil from the 10.8-million-gallon...

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...

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...

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.

Over Two Million Comments Filed Against the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Rocky Kistner | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green
Rocky Kistner

In a chilly March wind, protesters marched along the snow-splashed streets of Washington to deliver more than two million comments opposed to building the Canadian-backed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Climate Youth Lead #XLDISSENT Civil Resistance to Ensure Our Civil Existence

Tom Weis | Posted 03.03.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

Action by action, we are building what Dr. King called "the beloved community." Future generations will honor these young climate justice leaders who sacrificed their freedom to demand an end to these immoral assaults on our collective future. Call it civil resistance to ensure our civil existence.

Kate Sheppard

Keystone XL Would Have Much Larger Impact Than State Department Suggests, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The State Department's final environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline downplays the significance the pipeline...

Buffett: 'The Keystone Pipeline Is A Good Idea For The Country'

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.03.2014 | Green

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett affirmed his belief that the Keystone XL pipeline would benefit America if it's approved by the Obama administrati...

Hundreds of Students Arrested at White House Protesting Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 03.03.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

I just came back from the White House, where the police are still arresting the hundreds of students who are taking part in what will likely be the largest act of youth civil disobedience at the White House in a generation.

Meet the Students Getting Arrested Over Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 03.01.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

More than 1,000 students from over 200 schools and 42 different states have come to Washington, DC to take part in the protest. Here are some of the faces of the growing climate justice movement that's sweeping the nation.

Climate Change This Week: Earth's Thermal Shield Melting, Fracking NIMBY, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

The Keystone XL Pipeline: Who Benefits?

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

There are plenty of reasons to be against the Keystone XL pipeline. Environmentalists recognize it as the ultimate "bonfire of the vanities" -- planet-wide carbon bonfires. Here is another reason, perhaps the best reason of all: It doesn't do us any good. China, yes. The Koch Brothers (who own the refining capacity that would be used), yes. Us, no.