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Does Sen. Jon Tester still think a few hundred Montana jobs are worth polluting the Yellowstone?

37 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sen. Jon Tester of Montana Last year, shortly after he was elevated to lead the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Sen. Jon Tester of Montana explained on MSNBC how Keystone XL pipeline supporters could box in President ObamaShow More Summary

Obama Should Give Up Keystone XL To Raise The Minimum Wage

The Keystone XL Pipeline is the 1,664 mile project that has become the political football of the 114th Congress. What most folks don't know about this football is that it is already operating from Steele City, Nebraska to Port Arthur, Texas. Show More Summary

Plastic: It's What's for Dinner

The day of ecological reckoning looms over us. I am not talking about whether the Keystone XL Pipeline gets rammed through our backyards. I am down the rabbit hole of environmental concern with another problematic petrochemical -- plastic. We...Show More Summary

Keystone Pipeline Stopped By Senate Filibuster

Democrats are pressing Mitch McConnell to keep the debate going. “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:Republicans Block Amendment Requiring Steel for Keystone XL Pipeline To Be Made In America (Jan 21, 2015) Keystone XL Rides Shotgun On State Of The Union Night (Jan 21, 2015) Time For President Obama To Trade Keystone Pipeline For [...]

MSNBC Guest uses the Blizzard to Whine about the GOP

Jeffrey Sachs, an economist with Columbia University’s Earth Institute, whined about the GOP “voting down science” in the Keystone XL pipeline bill and blamed oil companies for climate change/global warming. Also, Sachs is a well-known top-down international development advocate (i.e. throw money at poor countries no matter what).

McConnell only gets four Democratic votes on losing cloture motion to fast-track Keystone XL

Tar sands bitumen would be moved through the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas. Just four Senate Democrats voted Monday with the Republicans for cloture on a bill that would have approved Keystone XL pipeline. The bill would have transferred authority from the president over the pipeline to Congress. Show More Summary

Senate Democrats block immediate vote on Keystone oil pipeline

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

US Senate Democrats blocked immediate consideration of a Republican-favored bill Monday that would permit the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline between the United States and Canada. In the latest episode of partisan bickering triggered by the controversial project, Democrats rallied to...

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Why the Keystone XL Pipeline Should Be Approved Now

Sue Ogrocki/AP The Keystone XL pipeline has been debated for years. Between various amendments being proposed and staunch opposition from President Obama, the fate is still uncertain about the 1,200-mile portion connecting Alberta, Canada, to the rest of the pipeline running down the center of the U.S. Show More Summary

Senate blocks swift passage of Keystone XL pipeline bill

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Democrats in the U.S. Senate blocked the Keystone XL pipeline bill from moving forward on Monday, but supporters of the project vowed to push ahead and eventually get a vote on the measure. The Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to limit debate, voting 53 to 39 on the measure. Show More Summary

Democrats block Keystone bill in setback for Senate Republicans

Swift Senate passage of legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline ran into trouble Monday after Democrats temporarily blocked the measure from advancing.

Yellowstone Oil Spill Missing from Keystone XL Coverage On CNN, Fox

CNN and Fox News repeatedly reported on the Keystone XL pipeline without connecting it to a major oil spill near the pipeline's proposed route. By contrast, MSNBC and others in the media have reported on the spill, which occurred inShow More Summary

McConnell's big 'open amendment' ruse

Laura Clawson wrote earlier about the farce that is new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's "open amendment" process for the Keystone XL bill. She included a snippet of video from the floor "debate" in which Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)...Show More Summary

Rubio's Week Ahead: Ditch D.C., Deny Science

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) has ambitious plans this week. As the Senate wrestles with the Republicans' Keystone XL pipeline legislation, Rubio will be skipping town to bolster his presidential bid. This legislation has implications for fossil-fuel dependence and climate change. Show More Summary

A Better Pipeline to America's Future

Two events in Washington, DC are ushering in the New Year with starkly contrasting visions of the future. In Congress, Republican leaders have prioritized passing legislation supporting the Keystone XL pipeline, which will transport oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Show More Summary

Wind Beats Keystone XL In Race For Federal Approval

While the Keystone XL pipeline still flounders around in the federal approval process, a massive new clean energy transmission line gets the thumbs-up Wind Beats Keystone XL In Race For Federal Approval was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Obama’s Secret Anti-Environmental Agenda: Ring Of Fire Features DeSmog On Obama Policies That Fly In The Face Of Climate Legacy

The new Republican majority in the Senate was just a few hours old when Mitch McConnell vowed to pass legislation that would greenlight the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, despite President Obama’s veto threat. That’s just one of the...Show More Summary

Pipeline Blowout

Since the Senate began debate on fast-tracking the Keystone XL pipeline earlier this month, things have gone from bad to worse to downright miserable for anyone who believes in the reality of man-made climate change.

From Know-Nothingism to Do-Nothingism in the U.S. Senate

The "I am not a scientist" era in the U.S. Senate may be starting to wane. But the "I am opposed to doing anything about climate change" era is still going strong. In votes Wednesday on amendments to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill, some Republican Senators finally went on record acknowledging that man-made climate change is real. Show More Summary

Spotlight on green news & views: Senate plays kabuki on Keystone XL, hottest year arguments, spills

See Missys Brother's post. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary

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