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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 ...
Congressional Republicans criticized comments by President Barack Obama
about the number of jobs the Keystone XL pipeline
would create, saying the remarks undercut his own efforts to highlight policies to boost the U.S. ...
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said the Keystone XL oil pipeline
may be part of budget negotiations as his Republican colleagues criticized President Barack Obama
for saying the project wouldn’t create many jobs.The Wisconsin ...
As President Obama
begins the gargantuan task of selling his climate agenda to the American people, in his corner are wealthy donors he can count on to help him get what he wants.
From Wall Street whizzes to franchise owners, these ...
Five years after being elected president and six months after winning a second term, President Obama
today gave his first speech devoted solely to climate change and announced several executive actions to begin weaning the United States ...
has taken an historic step forward in confronting climate change, asserting his power as US president to cut carbon pollution and protect future generations from catastrophic global warming.
In a speech on Tuesday at ...
said Tuesday he will approve the Keystone XL pipeline
only if it does not substantially increase greenhouse gas emissions -- a surprise announcement ambiguous enough to leave both sides in the fight thinking they’d heard good ...
is due to map out America's first climate change strategy on Tuesday, cutting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, shoring up coastlines against flooding and sea level rise, and helping advance an international climate deal, ...
While President Obama
's reelection campaign was almost completely silent on the issue of global warming, Organizing for Action, the advocacy group tooled from his 2012 campaign machine, has launched a campaign designed to build support for the ...
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 sands
Republicans in the House of Representatives pushed through a bill on Wednesday that would force federal approval of the Keystone XL pipeline
without further review. The vote was 241 to 175.The legislation is the latest of several attempts ...
Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted 241-175 to fast track the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline
, voting in favor of H.R. 3, the Northern Pipeline
Approval Act, which would exempt the Keystone XL pipeline
from any further environmental ...
The biggest backers of the Democratic causes urged Barack Obama
on Friday to take historic action on climate change by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline
In a letter seen by the Guardian, 150 high-profile figures, who between them ...
State of the Union addresses are wearying rituals, in which stitched-together lists of never-gonna-happen goals are woven into idealistic catchphrases, analyzed as rhetoric by an unqualified panel of poetry-critic-for-a-night political reporters, ...
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 ...
We have far more oil, coal and gas than we can safely burn. For all the millions of words written about climate change, the challenge really comes down to this: fuel is enormously useful, massively valuable and hugely important geopolitically, ...
On February 17, more than 40,000 climate change activists--many of them quite young--rallied in Washington, DC, to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline
, which will transport dirty tar sands
oil from Canada across the heartland. The scornful response ...
Olympic medallists in snowboarding and skiing have called on Barack Obama
on to save winter sports by taking ambitious measures against climate change.
In a letter to the White House, 75 champions, including pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones ...
Demonstrators hold signs as they protest near the site of a fundraiser on April 3, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of protesters staged a demonstration against war and the Keystone XL pipeline
outside of a fundraiser to be attended by ...