The former president joins a group of Nobel laureates, warning President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry, “You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define your legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced – climate change.” By announcing his opposition, Carter becomes the first former president to come […]
The former president and a group of Nobel laureates urged Obama to reject the pipeline
As the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline nears the end of its national interest determination process, 10 Nobel Peace Prize laureates are urging President Obama to deny the project, citing the moral imperative of protecting some of the world’s most vulnerable populations from the devastating effects of climate change. Show More Summary
Keystone XL Pipeline opponents have carved a massive 80-acre crop art in a Nebraska cornfield that sits directly in the path of the proposed project. Farmer Art Tanderup, who owns the land, drove the tractor that created the message based on a design created
Keystone XL is just one of numerous natural gas pipelines being built around the US as a result of the boom in shale "fracking," but building renewable energy transmission would be cheaper, greener and afford the US a bigger bang for its energy buck. Show More Summary
The Canadian tar sands are the key ingredient for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The post Because Of Tar Sands, Energy Is Now Canada’s Biggest Greenhouse Gas Source appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Occasionally, as we consider the fate of our old friend, the Keystone XL pipeline, the continent-spanning death funnel that will bring the world's dirtiest fossil fuel through the heart of some of the richest farmland in the world.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairwoman Mary Landrieu (D-LA), joined by ten Democratic senators, sent a letter to PresidentRead the Rest...
Many people who have studied the issue tell me that the Keystone XL issue is mostly symbolic, because the Alberta oil sands are going to be used one way or another. But I’m having some second thoughts because of arguments made (here) by Berkeley economist Max Aufhammer. He’s a pretty hard-headed analyst, not given to […]
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(Steven Hayward) We know that labor unions are at odds with the Obama Administration over the Keystone XL pipeline and dislike some aspects of Obamacare, but might some of them actually go so far as to help re-elect a Republican governor in the key state of Ohio? Labor Split Boosts Ohio Governor By Kris Maher TOLEDO, Ohio—Gov. Show More Summary
This is the most simple of things: approve or disapprove the Keystone XL pipeline. Obama put off any decision for the politics of the 2012 elections. Report after report, including the most recent one, give a thumbs up to the pipeline. Show More Summary
Eleven U.S. Democratic senators on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.
April 7, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Secretary John Kerry U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear President Obama and Secretary Kerry, As scientists and economists, we are concerned about climate change and its impacts. Show More Summary
Nudged along by freshman Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, 11 senators have written a letter to President Obama requesting a May 31 deadline on his decision regarding the Keystone XL pipeline. If approved, that pipeline would transport 830,000 barrels a day of bitumen, an especially polluting form of petroleum, to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. Show More Summary
Senator Heidi Heitkamp was part of a group of Democrat Senators who sent President Barack Obama a letter (available below) asking that he give approval to the Keystone XL pipeline by May 31st. Many of these Senators are on the ballot this year, and facing tough challenges from Republicans. The letter was no doubt a...
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NBC's Meet the Press is introducing segments called "Meeting America," billed as an attempt to get out of the Beltway bubble. It's a fine idea in theory, but their first installment, a look at the Keystone XL pipeline, was a flop.
By Montesquieu Research: The Need for Speed TransCanada (TRP), one of the largest energy transportation companies in North America, is in the news a lot these days, mostly because of its proposed Keystone XL pipeline and the difficulties the project is encountering. Show More Summary