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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.

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.