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The federal government has quietly approved major tar sands transportation projects with unstudied environmental effects -- managing to circumvent the executive branch’s impact analysis that paralyzed development of the Keystone
is on the record stating he would approve the Keystone
from Canada to the American Gulf Coast only if it did not significantly exacerbate climate change. Now, a new study is saying it could potentially do precisely ...
A large group in Maine joined protesters across the country in a nationwide day of action against dirty fuels.
More than 100 protests took place Saturday, focusing primarily on sending a message to President Obama
not to approve the ...
As the Obama
administration puts off once again any decision on authorizing the Keystone
, there are whispers of another intriguing possibility. If the U.S. government fails to approve the pipeline
soon or rejects
it outright, the ...
Hundreds gather at the White House to protest Keystone
XL This past Sunday, over 1,200 youth marched to the White House and staged a protest against the proposed Keystone
The protest was organized just as President Barack ...
Police arrested hundreds of young people protesting the Keystone
XL project on Sunday, as demonstrators fastened themselves with plastic ties to the White House fences and called for U.S. President Barack Obama
to reject the controversial oil ...
Environmental groups are warning President Obama
that his liberal base might stay home on Election Day if he approves the Keystone
XL oil pipeline
.Proponents of the $5.4 billion Canada-to-Texas pipeline
say their case is buoyed by the ...
The State Department's long-awaited environmental review of Keystone
XL on Friday sparked cautious optimism on both sides of the contentious pipeline
debate, underscoring the public pressure facing the Obama
administration before midterm ...
Replacing the Keystone
with oil-laden freight trains from Canada may result in an average of six additional rail-related deaths per year, according to a U.S. State Department report that is adding to pressure for President Barack ...
Opponents of Keystone
XL now want to block its construction by showing that two oil pipeline
s from Canada to the U.S. are worse than one.
The Sierra Club said TransCanada Corp.’s (TRP) Keystone
and the proposed expansion of Enbridge ...
In December at Georgetown University, Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate Action and the Center for American Progress Action Fund brought together experts from around the U.S. and Canada to answer the question: Can Keystone
Pass the President`s Climate ...
On New Year's Eve 2009, a train with 104 tank cars of light crude oil traveled 1,123 miles from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to a terminal in Stroud, Oklahoma, and opened a new front in the war over development of Canada's tar ...
Growth in the Canadian oil sands industry will depend on the construction of major new pipeline
s, including the disputed Keystone
XL across the United States, according to a report by a prominent energy institute.The faster new pipeline
Over the past two years, environmentalists have chained themselves to the White House fence and otherwise coalesced around stopping the Keystone
as their top priority in the fight against global warming.But even if President ...
Architecturally, a keystone
is the wedge-shaped piece at the crown of an arch that locks the other pieces in place. Without the keystone
, the building blocks of an archway will tumble and fall, with no support system for the weight of the arch. ...
Canada's prime minister said Thursday he "won't take no for an answer" if the Obama
the controversial Keystone
to the U.S. Gulf Coast.Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed the Keystone
XL project, a ...
Some Senate Democrats who back the Keystone
are rebuffing plans by House Republican leaders to attach approval of the project to a measure suspending the nation’s debt ceiling, a sign the Republican strategy could falter.House ...
I had a chance to read FAIL: How the Keystone
XL Tar Sands Pipeline
Flunks the Climate Test, a recent report issued by the Sierra Club and Oil Change International and endorsed by a dozen other environmental organizations. The 17-page report ...
Thirteen activists were arrested while staging a peaceful sit-in at the Houston TransCanada Headquarters in opposition to the Keystone
. Dozens of Texans rallied nearby in support of the activists who risked arrest at Monday`s ...
On a cold March afternoon in 2007, Bill McKibben made an important strategic declaration about his growing campaign to fight global warming.
"It's important now to get everyone in the choir to sing at the top of their lungs," the ...
In recent years, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has seen his district in southern Arizona ravaged by wildfires, heat and drought. Dozens lost their lives and thousands were forced to evacuate their homes. Agricultural production has slowed and water ...
President Barack Obama
basked in applause Tuesday as he announced what sounded like a daunting environmental threshold for the controversial Keystone
XL oil pipeline
-- that the project can't go forward if it would "significantly' increase ...
The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that would speed construction of the Keystone
- a largely symbolic measure with probably no chance of clearing the Democratic Senate and overcoming a presidential ...
The passing of another Earth Day seems to have some pundits waxing nostalgic. One such pundit, Nicholas Lemann of the New Yorker, wrote a glowing piece about the hundreds of thousands of Americans who turned out for the first Earth Day in 1970. ...
Nebraska farmer Jim Tarnick vows to fight the Keystone
to the finish because he believes its approval will be the death of his farm.It's a battle Tarnick says he can't afford to lose."I will carry it on to the end," ...