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For 140 years, the Rockefellers were the oil industry’s first family, scions of a business empire that spawned companies called Exxon, Mobil, Amoco and Chevron. So it was no trivial matter when a group of Rockefeller heirs decided recently to ...
Not long ago, my newspaper informed me that glaciers in the western Antarctic, undermined by the warmer seas of a hotter world, were collapsing, and their disappearance “now appears to be unstoppable.” The melting of these great ice sheets would ...
When you combine climate change, an unlikely partnership between Californians and French-speaking Canadians—and the prospect of an 8-cents-a-gallon rise in gasoline prices—what do you get?The energy industry vs. California. And ...
Tony Abbott’s trip overseas has certainly brought rewards. The timing has been very fortunate, as it has relieved pressure on his government over the budget. The political capital that a prime minister accrues for being seen as a ‘global actor’ ...
To listen to Congressman Fred Upton, there's really no downside to constructing the controversial Keystone XL pipeline
"It's tens of thousands of jobs," the Republican congressman from Southwest Michigan told the Kalamazoo Gazette ...
The indefinite delay in the Keystone XL approval process is a blessing for the forces of good, if the sputtering rage of the forces of darkness serves as any indication. While litigation is necessary to determine whether TransCanada has any legal ...
Mark Kitchell’s 1990 Oscar nominated documentary, Berkeley in the Sixties, covered the campus activism that disrupted the House Un-American Activities Committee’s hearings, launched the Free Speech Movement, fought the police at People’s Park and ...
administration’s announcement yesterday that it was delaying a ruling on the Keystone XL oil pipeline
drew an angry reaction from supporters of the $5.4 billion project, including some who said it was designed to push the issue beyond ...
administration is putting off its decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline
, likely until after the November elections, indefinitely extending its review of the project.
In a surprise announcement Friday as ...
In the space of 48 hours, Secretary of State John Kerry likened climate change to a weapon of mass destruction, Newt Gingrich called Kerry delusional, Sunday talk shows argued about it and President Barack Obama
announced another executive action ...
Last Monday night, when environmentalist activists staged 280 candlelight vigils in 49 states to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline
-in Washington, D.C., demonstrators inflated a giant black tube in front of the White House-many no doubt ...
May Boeve grew up in the `90s, in a world where environmentalism was presented less as a social movement than as a personal lifestyle choice: buy a car that doesn`t use much gas, insulate your house, use energy-efficient lightbulbs, ...
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 ...
A final decision on whether or not to approve the hotly debated Keystone XL oil pipeline
isn’t imminent, the White House chief of staff said on Sunday, despite a State Department report last week showing the project wouldn’t have a major impact ...
Imagine, if you will, John Kerry's internal monologue—his soliloquy as the State Department prepares to release its final environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Keystone XL pipeline
designed to funnel tar sands
crude from Alberta across the ...
With his country’s foreign minister in tow, Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer walked the marble corridors of the U.S. Capitol yesterday pitching the prize his nation is seeking: the Keystone XL pipeline
“It always makes more sense in our ...
Tom Steyer is standing upright near the corner of a small, beige meeting room at Georgetown University, arms at his sides, eyes shut intently. Half a dozen ministers and priests surround him, laying hands on his torso.Together, the ...
Environmental group NextGen Climate Action, founded by wealthy California Democrat Tom Steyer, tackled one of its favorite tar
gets Monday, the Keystone XL pipeline
, in a conference sponsored by Mr. Steyer in Washington.
Mr. Steyer and ...
As the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline
has worn on -- and it’s now well over two years old -- it’s illuminated the Obama
presidency like no other issue. It offers the president not just a choice of policies, but a choice of friends, ...
's political friends yesterday left him very little room to maneuver on the politically controversial Keystone XL pipeline
, taking turns panning the project at a Center for American Progress event attended by some of the most ...
As a possible government shutdown looms, environmental activists who oppose construction of the Keystone XL pipeline
say they are increasingly alarmed that the project might become a bargaining chip in last-minute negotiations between Republicans ...
In Richmond, Calif., over two hundred people sat down at a Chevron oil refinery and refused to leave. Outside Boston, Mass., they were handcuffed at the state`s largest coal plant. On Seneca Lake in New York, they paddled a flotilla of kayaks ...
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama
formally proposing "joint action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas sector," if that is what's needed to gain approval of the Keystone XL pipeline
Just Greed and Politics
defects have been identified along a 60-mile stretch of the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline
, north of the Sabine River in Texas (Winnsboro, Texas). Sections of pipe have dents, faulty welds, and ...
’s dismissal of the job benefits from the Keystone XL pipeline
drew a furious rebuke on Monday from supporters of the project who accused him of ignoring his own State Department.Republican lawmakers and industry groups ...