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Jimmy Carter Announces Opposition To Keystone XL Pipeline

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 […]

Jimmy Carter takes a stance against Keystone XL

The former president and a group of Nobel laureates urged Obama to reject the pipeline

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Urge Obama to Make the Right Choice and Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands 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

KXL Opponents Carve Massive Anti-Pipeline Crop Art in Nebraska Cornfield

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

Transmission for Renewables: Cheaper and Greener Than Natural Gas Pipelines

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

Because Of Tar Sands, Energy Is Now Canada’s Biggest Greenhouse Gas Source

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.

Another Pipeline, Another Leak

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.

Democrats Ask for Action on Keystone XL while White House Offers No Clear Deadline

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairwoman Mary Landrieu (D-LA), joined by ten Democratic senators, sent a letter to PresidentRead the Rest...

Does Keystone Matter?

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 […]

Civil War on the Left, Part 3

(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

White House Goes Squishy On Keystone XL Deadline

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

Obama urged for Early decision on Keystone

 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.

Public letter from 100+ scientists and economists urges rejection of Keystone XL pipeline

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

11 Democratic senators want a deadline on Keystone XL decision. And they want a yes, of course

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

Obama Dismisses Heidi Heitkamp’s Call To Approve Keystone

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...

Meet the Press Gets Out of the Beltway–But Takes Washington Worldview Along

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.

TransCanada Tries A New Clean-Tech Pipeline Solution

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

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