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Earth Day Greenwash: API Front Group Iowa Energy Forum Sponsors Pro-Keystone XL Event

Steve Horn | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The political carnival that is the prelude to the Iowa caucuses has started over a year and a half early. At the center of it this time around: a game of political hot potato over the northern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

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.

"Russia with Love": Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

Steve Horn | Posted 04.18.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A legal controversy — critics would say scandal — has erupted in Alaska's statehouse over the ...

Keystone XL Opponents Carve Anti-Pipeline Message Into Field

AP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

NELIGH, Neb. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast have stamped a massive message of resi...

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...

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...

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...

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.

TransCanada Says Keystone XL Pipeline Route Still Valid

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline said Monday that its proposed route through Nebraska is still legally valid until a h...

The 3 Biggest Lies About The Keystone XL Pipeline

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green

Let's Clear Up 3 Lies We've Been Hearing A Lot Lately (If We Don't, I Fear The Worst For The Planet) ...

Keystone XL's Northern Leg: A Fracked Oil Pipeline Along with Tar Sands

Steve Horn | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Many doubt that rail could ever replace pipeline as a viable marketing mechanism for Alberta's tar sands. But few could argue the fact that rail reigns supreme for bringing Bakken fracked oil to market.

Sam Stein

So What Exactly Is Obama's Red Line On Keystone XL?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the lead-up to President Barack Obama's heavily billed speech on climate policy in June, the big question among members of the White ...

Super Bowl Friday Trash Dump: State Dept Releases KXL Final Environmental Review

Steve Horn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In a familiar "Friday trash dump" John Kerry's State Department chose to "carefully stage-manage the report's release" on Super Bowl Friday when most Americans are switching focus to football instead of political scandals.

'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'...

TransCanada Pipeline Explodes In Manitoba

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green

By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Thousands of Manitoba residents were without natural gas to heat their homes and ...

State Dept's Keystone XL Contractor, ERM Group, Also OK'd Controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska

Steve Horn | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

One thing is clear as Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama head into decision-making time on Keystone XL's northern half: ERM has always been able to turn a blind eye to serious environmental impacts.

TransCanada Turns On New Pipeline

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

By Scott Haggett and Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 22 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp on Wednesday began delivering...

Going to Jail on MLK's Birthday to Stop Keystone XL South: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now'

Tom Weis | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

It was in the spirit of Dr. King, and what he called "the fierce urgency of now," that I went to jail to stop Keystone XL South.

Days Before Casselton Oil Train Explosion, Obama Signed Bill Hastening Fracking Permits on ND Public Lands

Steve Horn | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On December 20, both chambers of the U.S. Congress passed a little-noticed bill to expedite permitting for hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") on public lands in the Bakken Shale basin, located predominantly in North Dakota.

Keystone XL Fork in the Road: TransCanada's Houston Lateral Pipeline

Steve Horn | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

there's a fork in this controversial pipeline system that has largely flown under the radar: TransCanada's Houston Lateral Pipeline, which serves as a literal fork in the road of the southern half of Keystone XL's route to Gulf Coast refineries.

Why a Climate Activist Fasted Nine Days for Immigrant Families

Tom Weis | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Tom Weis

As someone who believes all social justice issues are interrelated, here was a chance to take a stand in defense of families being torn apart by an immigration system that flies in the face of our nation's immigrant history, and the bedrock American value of justice for all.

Obama Approves Major Border-Crossing Fracked Gas Pipeline Used to Dilute Tar Sands

Steve Horn | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Unlike Keystone XL -- which would carry diluted tar sands diluted bitumen ("dilbit") south to the Gulf Coast -- Kinder Morgan's Cochin pipeline would carry the gas condensate (diluent) used to dilute the bitumen north to the tar sands.

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."

Public Citizen: Dents, Holes in Keystone XL Southern Half Weeks Before Planned Startup

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Public Citizen has released a chilling report revealing that the 485-mile KXL southern line is plagued by dents, faulty welding, exterior damage that was patched up poorly and misshapen bends, among other troubling anomalies.