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If it is ever built, the Keystone XL Pipeline
will exist for one reason: To move Canadian tar sands
oil from remote Alberta to refineries in Texas.
For the U.S., controversy over the tar sands
is about Keystone XL Pipeline
On June 17, the Canadian federal government announced its approval of a controversial pipeline
project that would transport crude oil extracted from tar sands
in Alberta to Kitimat, a port on the British Columbia coast. But a new court decision ...
There was little doubt the federal government would approve the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline
project, regardless of public opposition or evidence presented against it. The prime minister indicated he wanted the pipeline
built before the ...
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has approved the Northern Gateway pipeline
.This is not a huge shock. This is the man, after all, who called Barack Obama to personally register his displeasure over the president`s failure to approve ...
"We have drawn a line in the earth they cannot, and will not, cross," said Chief Martin Louie of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation.There will be no tar sands pipeline
.That is the message stressed by First Nations communities who say ...
No longer dominated by the traditional “Big Green” groups that were taking big donations from corporate polluters, the new environmental movement is broader, more assertive and more creative. With extreme energy extraction and climate change ...
Western-based oil pipeline
projects have for several years generated opposition worthy of Hollywood dramas. This past March, for example, police arrested hundreds of Keystone XL protesters who had tied themselves to a White House fence in ...
Residents of British Columbia, Canada are pushing back against Enbridge`s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline
, a 731-mile twin pipeline
project that, if given final approval, would carry tar sands
oil from Alberta to Canada`s west ...
Residents of Kitimat on the Northern Coast of British Columbia are going to the polls Saturday for an unusual vote on the Northern Gateway
oil sands pipeline
, the climax of an election-style campaign between builder Enbridge Inc., representing ...
Keystone XL, a pipeline
proposal to pump Canadian oil sands
through the heart of America, has alarmed environmentalists and become one of the most contentious issues of the Obama presidency. But there is a "Plan B" to cut the United States out of ...
After countless marches, arrests, Congressional votes, and editorials, the five-and-a-half year battle over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline
is nearing its end. If a recent ruling in Nebraska doesn`t delay the decision further, America ...
The Canadian government is increasingly worried that the growing clout of aboriginal peoples’ rights could obstruct its aggressive resource development plans, documents reveal.
Since 2008, the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs has run a ...
In both the United States and Canada, activism against tar sands
s and climate change has soared in recent years.
But while President Obama has encouraged citizens to "stand up and speak up" to demand change on energy, Canadian ...
The greening of American energy is both real and profound. Since President Obama took office, the nation's solar capacity has increased more than tenfold. Wind power has more than doubled, to 60,000 megawatts -- enough to power nearly 20 million ...
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 ...
Back in spring 2012, while walking in the deep woods of northern Ontario, Sonny Gagnon stumbled across a collection of surveying equipment among the towering spruce trees. Gagnon is chief of the Aroland aboriginal tribe, a band of 450 people ...
Inside a ceremonial longhouse in northern Oregon last September, the sun's rays spilling between the high-peaked beams, Davis Yellowash Washines was seated in full ceremonial dress -- yellow headband, red sash, beaded shoes. A rawhide drum rested ...
A coalition of environmental groups on Friday launched a legal challenge to the preliminary approval last month for Enbridge Inc's C$7.9 billion ($7.21 billion) Northern Gateway pipeline
project, filing suit to prevent Canada's government from ...
Keystone XL backers say the proliferation of alternative projects, such as one to carry oil-sands crude to a Canadian seaport that advanced yesterday, undercuts opponents who claim blocking the pipeline
will keep the high-carbon fossil fuel in ...
In a decision that could shake up the political battle over the Keystone XL pipeline
, a joint review panel steered by the Canadian National Energy Board yesterday attached more than 200 conditions to its recommended approval of a ...
Canada`s regulator recommended Thursday that the government approve a proposed pipeline
to the Pacific coast that will allow Canada`s oil to be shipped to Asia despite environmental concerns.
A three-person review panel said opening ...
An independent Canadian federal panel on Thursday approved Enbridge's proposal to build a new pipeline
from the tar sands
of Alberta to the British Columbia coast, a significant gain in the industry's long campaign to find export markets for the ...
Canadian regulators urged the government to approve the country's first overseas oil-export project on Thursday, concluding that Enbridge Inc's C$7.9 billion (US$7.4 billion) Northern Gateway pipeline
plan posed little risk to the environment if ...
As environmentalists began ratcheting up pressure against Canada's tar sands
three years ago, one of the world's biggest strategic consulting firms was tapped to help the North American oil industry figure out how to handle the mounting activism. ...
Three years ago, Franke James was a little-known artist who found herself blacklisted by the Canadian government for making art that lambasted the rapidly expanding tar sands
. Infuriated and emboldened by the censure, James churned out a slew of ...