Senate Democrats’ act is wearing thin. Oh, we’d like to “fix” Obamacare but Harry Reid won’t let us vote. Oh, we’d like to vote for the Keystone XL pipeline, but Harry Reid won’t let us. Oh, we really support Iran sanctions, but Harry Reid won’t let us vote. Oh, we think Obama acting unilaterally on […]
Almost unnoticed with all the noise surrounding our old friends, the Keystone XL pipeline, the continent-spanning death funnel that aims to bring the world's dirtiest fossil fuel from the blasted environmental moonscape of northern Alberta to the ref...
p>Whatever may happen with our old pal, the Keystone XL pipeline, the continent-spanning death-funnel designed to bring history's worst fossil fuel from the environmental moonscape of northern Alberta and down the spine of the United States to the re...
Alec Johnson chained himself to an excavator to stop Keystone XL. A year later, he's still awaiting trial -- and hoping to set a helpful precedent for protesters.
In a move that could rival the climate impacts of the Alberta tar sands and Keystone XL pipeline, and would release far more atmospheric carbon than that saved by the new EPA power plant and vehicle rules, the Obama administration just...Show More Summary
Gas export terminals might be the new oil pipelines. Taking a leaf out of Keystone XL protestors’ playbooks, organizers have scheduled a Washington, D.C. rally to “Stop Fracked Gas Exports” on Sunday, July 13. Based on RSVP numbers,Show More Summary
The Supreme Court of Nebraska plans to hear arguments the first week of September in the state’s appeal of a property rights case that could block the Keystone XL pipeline, which will likely push any White House decision on Keystone’s approval until after the mid-term elections, according to people familiar with the case.
Juliet Eilperin reports that the Nebraska Supreme Court will hold its first hearing in a case over the route of the Keystone XL pipeline in September. Although the court could rule as early at October in Thompson v. Heineman, it might also not rule for several months, well past the midterm elections. Show More Summary
Keystone XL, Syrian chemical weapons waste, and a fresh Chevron explosion: How much pollution can Port Arthur take?
A series of recent energy industry announcements is pouring the proverbial cold water on the argument that tar sands development will happen at the same pace and scale with or without major infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline. read more
The delay of the Keystone XL pipeline is a perfect example of the way President Obama and his administration has engaged in, not just a war on coal, but on all forms of energy the nation has and needs. Even his State Department admits there is no reason to refuse its construction and, as turmoil […]
Heather Smith at Grist writes With one more nail in its coffin, is Keystone XL history? This past weekend, on June 29, TransCanada’s permit from the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to build the Keystone XL pipeline quietly expired. Well, sort of quietly. Show More Summary
South Dakota's permit to build the pipeline just expired, making it that much harder for Transcanada to resume construction -- whatever the Obama administration decides.
You might want to save this date: September 21. Here's why. Activists working to address the climate crisis have been cautiously cheering President Obama this year -- for telegraphing that he's likely to reject the Keystone XL tar sands...Show More Summary
Having worked on projects in the past with renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben, MacLean considers himself a “quasi-activist.” He saw some images by other photographers working in the tar sands like Garth Lenz and Louis Helbig, which piqued his interest
If they have, we shouldn’t be surprised. Canada has become more and more upset over the dithering by Team Obama, and has threatened many times that they will give up on the U.S. and send the tar sands oil elsewhere, particularly to China...Show More Summary
CNN) - Rep. Bill Cassidy has one solution for moving legislation on the Keystone XL Pipeline through the Senate: Remove its top obstructionist. “We must stop Harry Reid and the senators who support him from blocking the Keystone XL pipeline – blocking the jobs, the opportunity that it creates,” Cassidy said in a weekly GOP […]
Claiming it could no longer abide the Obama administration's five-year refusal to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to bring 830,000 barrels a day of much-needed Alberta shale oil to U.S. refineries, the Canadian government recently approved plans for a huge new pipeline and port project to ship that oil to Asia instead. Show More Summary
Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., says the president and Democrats in Congress would rather please environmentalists than create jobs
On June 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit handed down a ruling that will serve as important precedent for the ongoing federal legal battles over the Keystone XL and Flanagan South tar sands pipelines. In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Show More Summary