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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.

Farah Mohamed

Keystone XL Section Plagued By Dents, Sags, Report Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Farah Mohamed | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Keystone XL pipeline section from the oil transport hub of Cushing, Okla., to the Texas Gulf Coast is plagued by construction proble...

Obama Must Be Called Out, Not Coddled, on Keystone XL Bait-and-Switch

Tom Weis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

Now -- not after the tar sands spigot is turned on -- is the time to support the efforts of courageous Texas landowners who could stop Keystone XL's administration-approved southern leg in its tracks.

Petition Urges Obama Strategist To Drop Keystone XL Client

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

A new petition launched by a progressive group is calling on a former communications director and campaign adviser to President Barack Obama to stop h...

Has TransCanada Labeled You an "Eco-Terrorist"?

Tom Weis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

We're not easily intimidated. It may have been awhile since we acted like it as a whole, but this is still the land of the free and the home of the brave, and we don't take kindly to outsiders pushing us around.

U.S. Court: Transcanada's Keystone XL Profits More Important Than Environment

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

After protestors succeeded initially in delaying Keystone XL, Big Oil has chosen a "new normal" stealth approval method: the non-transparent NWP 12.

Obama's Former Communications Director Anita Dunn Pitches 'Ethical Oil' Keystone XL Ad

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Now, the "ethical oil" campaign has a new backer: Anita Dunn, former White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama and current Principal of SKDKnickerbocker, a public relations firm with offices in Washington, D.C.; New York City and Albany.

The Fracas Over Fracking

Tom Steyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

If we are to candidly and comprehensively address climate change -- which I believe is the true crisis of our time -- we must find new ways to generate energy and fuel.

No Keystone XL Decision In 2013?

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

NEW YORK, Oct 2 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp no longer expects a decision on the U.S. presidential permit required for the Keystone XL pipeline by t...

If Movement Fails to Draw the Line Against Keystone XL in TX & OK, We All Flunk the Climate Test

Tom Weis | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Here's the inconvenient truth about the Keystone XL: TransCanada does not need the pipeline's northern leg to begin pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of toxic tar sands daily through America's breadbasket for export overseas.

Hundreds of Events "Draw the Line" Against Keystone XL & Tar Sands

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.21.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

At over 200 events today -- from Alaska to Nebraska -- people are "Drawing the Line" against the Keystone XL pipeline, tar sands and other dirty energy projects. The day's events are being coordinated by the climate campaign 350.org with help from scores of partners.

Obama's Keystone XL Trade-Off: Executive Order Expediting Everything Else

Steve Horn | Posted 11.08.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Feeling the pressure from protest against the Keystone XL, Obama pulled a fast one: "wait and see" for XL's northern half -- which many claimed as a victory -- and expedited approval of everything else via executive order.

Kate Sheppard

Keystone XL Decision Likely Delayed Until 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

A decision on the fate of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will likely be delayed until after the release of an inspector general investigation into ...

If We Break the Laws of Nature, Are We Justified in Breaking the Laws of Humanity?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Nearly 30 years later, as climate change takes center stage as the defining issue of our time, many are wondering role civil disobedience might play in creating a tipping point beyond which business as usual will simply no longer be possible.

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Review Misses Key Impacts Of Keystone XL, Interior Department Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

The Department of Interior has expressed concerns that the State Department is ignoring the potential impact the proposed Keystone XL pipeline could h...

Petrochemical Bombardment on Latino Barrio Intensifies: Keystone XL Adds to the Misery

Javier Sierra | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

This 90-percent Latino community is literally surrounded by petrochemical facilities that spew at least eight carcinogens into the air. The levels of one of them, benzene, are so high that living in Manchester is tantamount to being stuck in traffic 24/7.