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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," ...
As the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power takes up legislation Wednesday to force approval of the Keystone
extension, the bill raises a key question: can Congress wrest the Keystone
decision away from President ...
San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer is giving Democrats a taste of the divisive, big-spending primary battles that have caused Republicans so much heartburn over the past four years.
And he says it's for their own good.
Canada’s opposition leader will visit Washington, D.C., this week to counter statements by Canadian officials in a recent lobbying blitz supporting the Keystone
XL oil sands pipeline
The trip by Tom Mulcair, of Canada’s New Democratic ...
The European Union's top climate change official said on Thursday that if the Obama
the proposed Keystone
, it would send a strong message that the United States is serious about combating climate ...
Editor's Note: As many as 40,000 protesters from 30 states participated in rallies Sunday in Washington, D.C., urging President Obama
to curb pollution from fossil fuels, including tar sands; nix the proposed Keystone
that would bring ...
A handful of vulnerable Democratic senators running for reelection in red states are seeking to insulate themselves from political fallout if the Obama
XL oilsands pipeline
Sens. Max ...
Opponents of the Keystone
have made a bombproof environmental case against project. There is a lot of conjecture about KXL, but facts are facts. Keystone
XL is an export pipeline
; it will increase global warming emissions; and it will ...
President Barack Obama
is in a pipeline
pickle.The president’s call for action on climate change during Monday’s inaugural speech puts his upcoming decision on the Keystone
XL oil pipeline
in an even brighter spotlight — pitting his ...
As you may have noticed, the end of the year was all about the end of the world. Mayan doomsday prophesies. Rogue planets on a collision course with Earth. Fear-mongering about an artificial "fiscal cliff.' House Republicans doing, well, what ...
administration today announced it is scrapping TransCanada's Keystone pipeline
after Republicans forced a 60-day deadline on the issue in a Congressional rider. The State Department advised against the pipeline
arguing that the deadline ...
rejected the controversial Keystone
tar sands pipeline
on Wednesday, making good on a promise not to give in to a Republican ultimatum on the project.
The announcement from the state department – which was expected – was ...