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The Senate failed Wednesday to override President Obama
's veto of Keystone XL pipeline
legislation, ending for now attempts by Congress to speed up approval of the controversial energy project.Falling short of the two-thirds majority ...
After weeks of unusually robust debate, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation to expedite construction of the massive Keystone XL pipeline
, brushing aside President Obama
`s threat to veto the measure.
Passage secured not only a top ...
Back in September 2008, when a Canadian company first sought U.S. approval to build the Keystone XL pipeline
, the United States was the world's third largest oil producer and crude oil prices hovered around $105 per barrel.
At that time, ...
Once Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) becomes Senate majority leader next month, his first order of business will be to hold a vote on authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline
, he said on Tuesday. If it passes, that would force President Obama
to either ...
The latest public opinion study out of Yale’s Project on Climate Change Communication has all the usual hints of optimism we`ve seen in the Project`s many other climate reports. According to “Climate Change in the American Mind,” released this ...
Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...
As she watches the red sun dip past the window of her home deep in a South Dakota valley, Beth Lone Eagle says she isn’t prepared to see a tar sands pipeline tar
nish any bit of “God’s country”.With the US Senate scheduled to hold a vote ...
House lawmakers passed legislation Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline
to bring carbon-intensive tar sands
oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast. The Senate is expected to vote this week on a similar pro-Keystone bill ...
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 ...