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South Portland, Maine To Hold Final Vote On Tar Sands Ban

AP | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The South Portland City Council is set for a final vote on a proposal to ban tar sands oil from coming into the souther...

New Report: Trade Talks Threaten to Undermine EU Climate Policy and Bring Tar Sands to Europe

Ilana Solomon | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

Today's report reveals that even the FQD -- an ambitious climate policy that the EU has been pushing for years -- could be critically weakened simply in the process of the secretive, non-inclusive negotiations.

Hundreds of Students Arrested at White House Protesting Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.02.2014 | 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.

The Video President Obama Hopes You Won't Notice

Bill McKibben | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Bill McKibben

You need to see this: Former Obama administration green jobs advisor Van Jones just came out swinging against Keystone XL. Van doesn't just raise the stakes, he debunks the outright myths that are leading our nation down a road to disaster.

Keystone: What We Know

Bill McKibben | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Bill McKibben

Ever since the Keystone fight began, the smart money has insisted the pipeline will be approved. But so far: no pipe.

'Funeral for Our Future' Results in More Arrests as Keystone XL Protests Escalate

Adam Greenberg | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Adam Greenberg

This past Monday, a funeral procession over 100 strong trudged solemnly towards TransCanada's offices in Westborough, MA. Dressed in black and carrying paper flowers, the mourners sang a chilling dirge.

Joe Nocera's Misguided Crusade

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

What's happening over at the New York Times? Columnist Joe Nocera has published another piece going after NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen, 350.org, and the campaign against the Keystone XL pipeline.

Why I Got Arrested at the White House to Stop the Tar Sands Pipeline

OnEarth | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., OnEarth On Sunday, NRDC and the Waterkeeper Alliance will join 350.org, the Sierra Club, and many other partners in holding...

40,000+ Join 'Forward on Climate' Rally in Washington, DC

Jamie Henn | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Today, over 40,000 people poured into the streets of Washington, DC to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and push President Obama "Forward on Climate."

Time for President Obama to Choose Sides on Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Keystone XL isn't just a test of whether Obama can live up to his own rhetoric, it's a test of whether he can live up to the movement that helped elect him. This is a time for him to dig deep, summon up some courage, stand up to Big Oil.

RFK Jr. And Others Arrested Outside White House

Posted 02.13.2013 | Green

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was arrested Wednesday in a show of civil disobedience in front of the White House. Kennedy, along with dozens of other environm...

Keystone XL North: TransCanada's Controversial Shale Gas Export Pipeline Plan

Steve Horn | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

On top of its looming decision on the Keystone XL, it's likely that the Obama administration will make a final decision on whether or not to greenlight shale gas exports sometime in 2013. The policy agenda is about to heat up in the energy and environment policy arenas inside the Beltway.

Thousands Rally in DC for Major Keystone XL Protest

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

The media likes to make Keystone XL out as simply a political test, a sign of whether or not the president will side with environmentalists or the fossil fuel industry and their allies. But the fight against Keystone has never just been a political fight: it's a planetary one.

The Energy Wars Heat Up

Michael T. Klare | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Michael T. Klare

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, Argentina to the Philippines, here are the six areas of conflict -- all tied to energy supplies -- that have made news in just the first few months of 2012.

A New Energy Third World in North America?

Michael T. Klare | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Will the oil curse become as familiar on this continent in the wake of a new American energy rush as it is in Africa and elsewhere? Will North America, that is, become not just the next boom continent for energy bonanzas, but a new energy Third World?

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.

Canadian Government Plans to Poison Wolves Due to Tar Sands Project

Jeremy Symons | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green
Jeremy Symons

Alberta's carefully constructed web of secrecy was pierced this week by news that Canada is planning to poison thousands of wolves in a desperate effort to save caribou decimated by oil development.

Keystone XL Activists 'Blow The Whistle' On Congress

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

Barely a week after President Obama rejected the contentious Keystone XL pipeline proposal and his relationship with environmentalists reached a "high...

Grassroots Strategy Is Key to Winning Keystone XL Fight

Jamie Henn | Posted 03.17.2012 | Green
Jamie Henn

As Keystone XL gets pulled into the center of the political battlefield, it's worth remembering how the pipeline became a national issue.

Top Five Ways to Change the World in 2012

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

As we head into 2012, I invite you to think about what you can do to shake things up, make your voice heard, and make 2012 another banner year for people power.

WATCH: Mark Ruffalo Speaks Out At Keystone XL Protest

The Huffington Post | video by Hunter Stuart/Lucia Graves | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green

Actor Mark Ruffalo was one of an estimated 10,000 protesters who surrounded the White House on Sunday to fight the Keystone XL pipeline, telling HuffP...

Don't Let Obama Take a Koch Check

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The Keystone XL oil pipeline is emblematic of a lot that we've learned about the Koch brothers. Whenever possible, the brothers try operating in the shadows and attacking the truth so that they can get richer in secret.

Seinfeld Star: Rejecting 'Brutally Stupid' Pipeline 'Is A No-Brainer, Right Mr. President?'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Green

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, known for her role as Elaine on the popular sitcom "Seinfeld," has released a video urging President Obama to reject the permit f...

Anti-Pipeline Activists Glad Obama Is 'Taking Full Ownership' Of Keystone Decision

Posted 01.02.2012 | Green

Earlier this week, President Obama said in a television interview with Nebraska's KETV that he will be the one making the decision on the approval of ...

WATCH: Another Actor Fights The Keystone XL Pipeline, Invites People To Protest

Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

Actor David Strathairn, nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of journalist Edward R. Murrow in "Good Night, and Good Luck," released a vid...