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A new front may soon open in the battle over pipeline
s that transport Canadian oil to the U.S.
And this one involves a line that would carry even more oil derived from Alberta’s tar sand
s than TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s proposed Keystone ...
At a time when Canadian officials are aggressively defending TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline
project, Alberta's Energy Department is quietly considering an Arctic alternative to carry their bitumen to market.
The department is ...
As the great research ship Chikyu left Shimizu in January to mine the explosive ice beneath the Philippine Sea, chances are good that not one of the scientists aboard realized they might be closing the door on Winston Churchill’s world. Their ...
A proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline
would run just 1,000 feet from Terri Funk's doorstep, but the Nebraska farmer and her husband don't plan to protest or even attend the U.S. State Department's lone public hearing on the contentious proposal ...
Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline
used to have a simple argument: the project would endanger Nebraska’s delicate Sand
Hills region, a vast network of dunes and wetlands that have been designated a National Natural Landmark.
With the controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline
extension surfacing yet again - opponents will hold a rally Wednesday night in San Francisco`s Pacific Heights neighborhood, outside a fundraiser President Obama is headlining--we thought we`d ...
With a sense of grim determination, a group of unlikely allies has begun gathering at kitchen tables, in churches and along fence rows here to plot what could be the final battle in the four-year conflict over the Keystone XL ...
The State Department released a draft environmental impact assessment of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline
Friday, suggesting that the project would have little impact on climate change.Canada’s oil sand
s will be developed even if ...
On the evening of April 18 1977, President Jimmy Carter invited television cameras into the Oval Office and portentously announced to the American people that "tonight I want to have an unpleasant talk with you about a problem unprecedented in ...
Presidential decisions often turn out to be far less significant than imagined, but every now and then what a president decides actually determines how the world turns. Such is the case with the Keystone XL pipeline
, which, if built, is slated to ...
The future of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline
is in the hands of the State Department. President Obama rejected a similar pipeline
proposal last year, but now that Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has approved an alternative route through ...
The U.S. environmental assessment of a new Keystone XL pipeline
route from Canada will be meaningless unless it considers the effect mining of oil sand
s has on climate change, opponents of the project said.
The State Department may ...
Barack Obama has renewed his focus on climate change mitigation and energy security as he secured an historic second term of office as President of the United States.
Following a decisive victory against his Republican opponent Mitt ...
Just three short years ago, it appeared that North America was on the verge of finally kicking that nasty dirty energy addiction that has been crippling our economy and energy independence. The U.S. had elected a President Barack Obama who set ...
The Canadian company, TransCanada, has begun construction on the U.S. leg of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline
, installing segments in east
Texas even as the fate of the pipeline
’s northern leg remains in question. Company officials ...
Sometime in the next few months, David Daniel probably will have to stand by and watch as bulldozers knock down his thick forest and dig up the streams he loves.
Texas property is one of more than 1,000 in the path of a new ...
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, pictured last February, speaks in Washington. TransCanada submitted a new application for the Keystone XL pipeline
Friday after changing the route to avoid environmentally sensitive land in Nebraska. (Cliff Owen, The ...
The Williams river was so languid and lovely last Saturday morning that it was almost impossible to imagine the violence with which it must have been running on 28 August 2011. Yet the evidence was all around: sand
piled high on its banks, trees ...
For a while there, Jon Huntsman was the one Republican presidential candidate willing to deliver the straight dope on climate change. “To be clear,” he tweeted in August, “I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me ...
Hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" is being used to tap the last remaining natural gas deposits across large areas of the United States and western Canada, fueling continued dependence on hydrocarbons instead of a shift to genuinely clean energy ...
Purchasing a full page ad in the Canadian paper the Globe and Mail, a group of African leaders and NGOs is calling on Canada to return to the fold on climate change. Canada has recently all-but-confirmed that after the ongoing 17th UN Summit on ...
Canada is now one of world's energy superpowers.
Over the past two decades, changes in technology and the rising cost of oil have left it with so much recoverable oil in the sand
s, rocks and clay of the province of Alberta that it is now ...
Here's the essential fact to bear in mind. The tar sand
s of northern Alberta are the second-largest pool of carbon on earth, second only to Saudi Arabia. It's burning Saudi Arabia, more than any other single thing, that has raised the temperature ...
The Obama Administration's recent decision to delay the approval process for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline
has shifted attention to alternate routes for bringing a glut of tar sand
s oil in Canada to refineries and ports ...
The woman seated before the row of suited state legislators in her red Husker team hoodie was choking on tears. She had grown up on a farm in Nebraska. Her parents had grown up on farms, in the days before electricity and running water, and now ...