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A citizens group in South Portland, Maine, is hoping to beat back an effort by Big Oil to pipe tar
-sands crude through their city. The group gathered enough signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot that would stymie oil companies` ...
Jeffrey Wiese, the nation's top oil and gas pipeline
safety official, recently strode to a dais beneath crystal chandeliers at a New Orleans hotel to let his audience in on an open secret: the regulatory process he oversees is "kind of ...
There is ample evidence from around the world of extreme weather conditions arising from the devastating effects of climate change. But there is still plenty of denial among those who design and implement environmentally sensitive ...
The most valuable piece of farmland in Shelby County this summer isn’t growing soybeans or corn. It’s holding a hardier crop -- steel pipe.
On a field just north of this tiny farm town along Missouri Highway 15, about 60 miles of pipe is ...
TransCanada Corp's (TRP.TO) plan to build one of the world's longest oil pipeline
s has reverberations far beyond Canadian shores.The planned 2,700 mile pipeline
, which will bring crude from Canada's energy capital of Alberta to refineries ...
A Minnesota state commission provided a key approval Wednesday to a northern Minnesota oil pipeline
expansion as chants of “shame on you” rang out in the downtown St. Paul meeting room.
“We are the people you represent,” one of more than ...
Even if U.S. President Barack Obama approves the Keystone XL pipeline
, Canadian crude oil probably will remain the cheapest in the world, hampering expansion of the country’s largest export industry.Canadian oil prices are forecast to ...
Jobs, say hundreds of thousands of people. Pollution, say hundreds of thousands of others.
They say that's what a proposed oil pipeline
would bring into the country, as it transports crude from massive deposits in Canadian tar sand
s to ...
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 ...