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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.

Lucia Graves

Alan Grayson: GOP's Keystone XL Bill Is Unconstitutional

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

House Democrats on Wednesday will challenge the constitutionality of Republican legislation allowing Congress to unilaterally approve the Keystone XL ...

Lynne Peeples

Huge Energy Company Seeks Restraining Order To Stop Protesters

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green

Doug Parr wasn't shy with his description of TransCanada's tactics, including those the pipeline company employed on Monday in an attempt to bar peopl...

Lynne Peeples

Activist Issues Warning On Keystone XL Refineries

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.06.2013 | Green

The stacks stand some 60 yards tall, yet the "heavy smoke and soot" they spew still fills the streets and playgrounds of Port Arthur, Texas, a local r...

Lynne Peeples

'Not Your Grandfather's Oil': Oklahomans Fear A Future With Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

In March 1912, one lucky wildcatter struck black gold in Drumright, Okla. One hundred and one years later, Wheeler No. 1 is still pumping -- and n...

Lynne Peeples

Tribes Fight Keystone XL 'Black Snake'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

Debra White Plume and Marie Brush Breaker Randall stood in the middle of Highway 44, alongside more than 70 other members of the Oglala Lakota Nation....

Oops, Inc.: Firm With History of Cover-ups Hired to Clean up Arkansas Tar Sands Spill

Steve Horn | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

O'Brien's has had its hands in the botched clean-up efforts of almost every high-profile oil spill disaster in recent U.S. history, including the Exxon Valdez spill, the BP Deepwater Horizon spill, the Enbridge tar sands pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River, and Hurricane Sandy.

Ties That Bind: Ernest Moniz, Keystone XL Contractor, American Petroleum Institute and Fracked Gas

Steve Horn | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

In other words, the gas industry isn't joking about its desires to export shale gas to the global market, despite paying homage to the necessity to frack for "national security" and domestic energy purposes.

Keystone XL: So Close And Yet So Far

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

If TransCanada felt it had weathered the worst of a five-year battle with environmentalists and other critics of the Keystone XL pipeline project, events of the last week or so will have curbed their enthusiasm.

Tar Sands Raw Deal: Arkansas Spill Is Another Reason to Say 'No' to Tar Sands Pipeline

Robert Redford | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

Tar sands expansion rewards the oil industry while putting us all at risk of oil spills and climate change. That's a raw deal by any calculation.

Keystone Pipeline: Environmental Impact Statement Revisited

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Officials at TransCanada insist that their proposed Keystone XL pipeline is environmentally safe. Current events suggest otherwise.

State Dept. Keystone XL Contractor ERM Also Green-lighted Explosive, Faulty Peruvian Pipeline Project

Steve Horn | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Throughout its history, ERM has proven instrumental in the fossil fuel industry's deployment of the "Tobacco Playbook," magically transforming one-sided scientific debates like climate change and ecological impacts of extreme pipeline proposals into faux two-sided disputes.

Canadian Government 'Strongly Supports' New Pipeline Project

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green

TORONTO, April 2 (Reuters) - The Canadian government said on Tuesday it was encouraged by TransCanada Corp's announcement that it plans to move for...

Lynne Peeples

'Scared As Hell' Of Keystone XL: Nebraskans Fear When, Not If, Pipeline Breaks

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

When Meghan Hammond imagines the Keystone XL pipeline, she can't help but think of the Kalamazoo River. "The oil is still not cleaned up," said Ham...

Keystone XL Scandal: Obama State Dept. Hid Contractor's TransCanada Ties

Steve Horn | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

The firm that DeSmogBlog revealed has historical ties to Big Tobacco and currently has a client list that includes Koch Industries, ConocoPhillips and BP, Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Group, also has a direct connection to TransCanada itself.

As Obama Signals Surrender to TransCanada, It's Time to Focus on Keystone XL's Southern Leg

Tom Weis | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Why aren't all Keystone XL opponents loudly demanding that President Obama stop construction of the pipeline's 485-mile southern leg that is destroying the lives of our fellow Americans in Texas and Oklahoma?

The Canadian Tar Sands Dilemma: We Still Need a Carbon Tax, Pipeline or Not

Joe Keefe | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Joe Keefe

A carbon tax is the only step that truly enlists markets in the fight against climate change. As fossil-fuel companies are forced to pay for the damage their carbon is doing to the planet, the price of their products would rise.

'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.

'Green News Report' - March 7, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Where Is the Climate Leadership? We Need to Get It Right on Keystone XL

Robert Redford | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

It is time to take a hard stance on Keystone XL. We need a clear evaluation of the damage to our health and environment that will result from this dirty energy project. And then we need to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Lynne Peeples

U.S. Report Calling Keystone Pipeline 'Environmentally Sound' Outrages Environmentalists

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

Environmentalists are fuming over the conclusion from the State Department that the Keystone XL pipeline -- a fiercely-debated proposal to transport h...

Environmentalists Upset Over State Department's Keystone XL Analysis

Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

The State Department released their Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline proposal on Friday...

Climate Activists Are Just Getting Warmed Up

Carl Gibson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
Carl Gibson

The president left town during a historic rally pressuring him to take action to reject a pipeline, in order to play a game based on egregious wasting of natural resources with someone who does business with Anadarko, an oil/gas/pipeline company.

The Keystone Hypodermic: One Last Fix?

Eliot Daley | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Eliot Daley

The Keystone pipeline is like a gigantic hypodermic needle stuck into America. Its promoters know we are addicted to the wrong drug -- fossil fuels -- but they know we do not have the willpower to kick the habit as long as the pushers find new ways to slip us one more fix.

The Keystone Pipeline: Which Side Are You On?

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

A line has to be drawn somewhere. A line that says we will no longer permit America's energy decisions to jeopardize future generations. A line that says we have to curtail greenhouse emissions while we still have a chance to save the planet.