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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.

Susan's 'Little Piece of Heaven' (VIDEO)

Josh Burstein | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Josh Burstein

This land is not Susan's estate -- it is her duty. To leave this "little piece of heaven" in better standing than her family found it, for future generations and the native life that benefits.

Obama's Former PR Flack: Thread Tying Keystone XL, PA Gov's Race Together

Steve Horn | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Pennsylvania Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate and former head of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Kathleen "Katie" McGinty, has hired powerful PR firm SKDKnickerbocker for her campaign's communications efforts.

President Obama's Climate Action Plan: Not Even Close

Tom Weis | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

The president opened his speech with a poetic tribute to the Apollo program, a generational mission championed by President John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago. But no comparison can be made between Kennedy's bold vision and Obama's timid plan.

Obama Is Leading the World to Climate Hell

Helen Grant | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Helen Grant

Here we are, once again confronted with President Obama's climate hypocrisy. Despite his latest 'promising' comments on the fate of the Keystone XL permit, it still smells like a déjà-vu.

The Next High-Priced Energy Plan

Carl Pope | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

You wouldn't know it, but the market landscape surrounding the proposed Keystone XL export pipeline has shifted dramatically in the last month.

Energy East Pipeline Is No Magical Oil Sands Solution

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Rubin

If Energy East were displacing expensive imported fuel with a cheaper home grown alternative that would be one thing. But that's not the case.

'Green News Report' - August 1, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.01.2013 | 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'S ...

Keystone Fails the President's Own Test

Tom Steyer | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Tom Steyer

So when and if Canada vows that it will offset the burning of the tarsands through a similar uncapped system, there is no reason to view that promise is anything but empty. That's why it's so crucial that the president's promise be rock solid.

Keystone XL Scandal: Obama Attorney's Law Firm Represents TransCanada's Pipeline in Alaska

Steve Horn | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Robert Bauer, former White House Counsel and President Barack Obama's personal attorney, works at the corporate law firm Perkins Coie LLP, which does legal work for TransCanada's South Central LNG Project, formerly known as Alaska Gas Pipeline Project.

Is Canada's Oil Charm Offensive Yesterday's News?

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

The mid-term outlook for even marginal players in Canadian oil sands looks optimistic. The energy tides may be shifting, however, suggesting that while production may gain steam, Canada's heavy reliance on heavy crude may run off the rail.

Obama State Department Admits It Doesn't Know Keystone XL's Exact Route

Steve Horn | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

These are important questions that Secretary Kerry, and ultimately President Obama, must answer. The fact that neither man has any clue where TransCanada intends to place the Keystone XL pipeline is a troubling revelation that demands immediate and thorough scrutiny.

Tar Sands Coal Export Boom: Petcoke Exports Second Highest Ever in April

Steve Horn | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Although no coal production is actually taking place here, a filthy fuel with even more severe climate impacts than coal is leaving port bound for foreign power plants.

API Spent $22 Million Lobbying for Keystone XL, State Dept. Contractor ERM an API Member

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

It's important to remember that ERM was chosen on behalf of State by TransCanada itself . Further, one of the ERM employees tasked to conduct the SEIS, as exposed in Mother Jones investigation, is a former TransCanada employee.

'Green News Report' - June 18, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.18.2013 | 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...

Opposition Escalates Over Faulty Southern Leg of Keystone XL Pipeline

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

Last month, it was reported that TransCanada was in damage control mode concerning flaws in the newly laid southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline after dozens of anomalies, including dents and welds, were identified along a 60-mile stretch north of the Sabine River in Texas.

Lynne Peeples

'Deeply Flawed' Keystone XL Review Prompts Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

Environmental advocates are mounting pressure against the U.S. State Department over a Keystone XL review process they say is "plagued by conflicts of...

Lynne Peeples

Big Pipeline Operator's Business 'Is Organized Crime,' Whistleblower Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

Former TransCanada Corp. employee Evan Vokes' impassioned testimony before a Canadian Senate committee last week painted "a very, very bleak picture o...

State Department Inspector General Probing Keystone XL Contractor's Conflicts of Interest

Gabe Elsner | Posted 08.05.2013 | Green
Gabe Elsner

In yet another investigation into the Obama Administration's activities, the State Department Inspector General is probing the conflicts of interest surrounding the contractor that performed the Keystone XL review.

The Keystone XL Shuffle

Tom Weis | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Given that we just passed 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, it is time for every big national environmental group to demand that President Obama extinguish this 485-mile carbon bomb fuse, before it's too late.